News tagged with plant cell biology

Starch-controlling gene fuels protein

Researchers from Iowa State University (ISU) have introduced a newly discovered gene, found only in Arabidopsis thaliana plants, into soybean plants and increased the amount of protein in the soybean seeds by 30 to 60 percent.

dateMay 04, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Growing knowledge in space

Plants are critical in supporting life on Earth, and with help from an experiment that flew onboard space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission, they also could transform living in space.

dateDec 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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