Wageningen University

Tropical forests not as untouched as often thought

Tropical forests may not be the ancient, unspoilt ecosystems we have always assumed them to be. This notion needs to be revised, write Wageningen University researchers in the January issue of the scientific journal Forest ...

dateJan 17, 2014 in Environment
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Call for action in Nature to save the banana

For years, Panama disease has attacked banana plantations in Southeast Asia. After a recent outbreak in Jordan, the first outside of Asia, the devastating disease is now also present in Mozambique. Stephan Weise of Bioversity ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Feverfew genes yield anticancer compounds

The tobacco-like plant Nicotiana benthamiana can be used to produce potential anti-cancer drugs. Researchers of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) discovered which genes in the herb feverfew are responsible for ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. "It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Panama disease spreads among bananas—again

Panama disease is causing significant damage in banana cultivation in Southeast Asia. Together with a number of partners, scientists from Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have demonstrated that the disease – ...

dateNov 01, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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