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Sorghum and biodiversity

It is difficult to distinguish the human impact on the effects of natural factors on the evolution of crop plants. A Franco-Kenyan research team has managed to do just that for sorghum, one of the main cereals ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'

A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Developing sustainable biofuels

Biofuels have been heralded as having the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, by powering cars and generators with energy from plant biomass.

dateMay 01, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Drought hormones measured

Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. As such, it is crucial for scientists to learn more about how these extreme events affect plants in ...

dateApr 15, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Ecology
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