Nature Genetics

Now we know why carrots are orange

Scientists unveiled Monday the gene in carrots that gives rise to carotenoids, a critical source of Vitamin A and the pigment that turns some fruits and vegetables bright orange or red.

dateMay 09, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Four newly-identified genes could improve rice

A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Retracing the roots of fungal symbioses

With apologies to the poet John Donne, and based on recent work from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science user facility, it can be said that no plant is an island, entire ...

dateFeb 23, 2015 in Biotechnology
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