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Cucumber genome published

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and U.S. institutions. The annotated genome is published online Nov. 1 by the journal Nature Genetics.

Nov 02, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Plants choose ammunition carefully

Plants are anything but as defenceless as they might seem. Various plant hormones work together to specifically fend off attacks. Dutch researcher Antonio Leon-Reyes has now shown how these hormones cooperate. By 'consulting' ...

Sep 03, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 1

Scientists to study plant 'switchboards'

A new four-year, $3.72 million grant to North Carolina State University will allow researchers to shed light on an important mystery - how genes impact the type and amount of "glue," known as lignin, produced in trees. Understanding ...

Sep 03, 2009 not rated yet 0

Virtually engineering power plants

Photovoltaic and wind energy plants, hydroelectric power stations and biogas plants supply energy without polluting the environment. However, they are complex to design and maintain. Virtual reality makes ...

Jul 13, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Hormone clue to root growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plant roots provide the crops we eat with water, nutrients and anchorage. Understanding how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will be necessary to ...

Jul 06, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Expanded version of Phytozome.net released

An enhanced version of Phytozome.net, a web portal for comparative plant genomics geared to advance biofuel, food, feed, and fiber research, has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute ...

May 29, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

New Mathematical Model Evaluates Efficiency of E. Coli

The bacterium Escherichia coli, one of the best-studied single-celled organisms around, is a master of industrial efficiency. This bacterium can be thought of as a factory with just one product: itself. It exists to make c ...

Feb 04, 2009 not rated yet 0