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Two mutations are better than one

Two wrongs don't make a right, but in the case of genetic mutations, having two mutations in the same gene could be better than having either one individually. Recent research by biologists at San Diego State University found ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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App to help manage grapevines

A new, free phone app developed by University of Adelaide researchers will help grapegrowers and viticulturists manage their vines by giving a quick measure of vine canopy size and density.

dateOct 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Preserving the best qualities of 'Honeycrisp' apples

'Honeycrisp' apples are among the most popular varieties in today's fresh fruit market. The apple's explosive crispness, juiciness, and flavor have made them a new favorite among consumers. However, the apples' distinctive ...

dateOct 20, 2015 in Other
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Scent is the route to the very best fruit

Monkeys and other primates have a better sense of smell than is often claimed. Researchers at Linköping University and two German universities have studied spider monkeys – and found that they are experts at sniffing out ...

dateOct 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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