Indiana University scientists have discovered the first known instance of a plant or animal lacking several key genes involved in energy production in cells.
The discovery that an Australian tobacco plant studied internationally as part of plant breeding programs is actually the genetic "weirdo" of its family holds huge potential for food security, experts say.
New research findings by John Innes Centre (JIC) scientists have helped to settle an important debate in the field of epigenetic inheritance.
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene expression.
Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures.
Functional differences within a species ensure its survival and improve the productivity of the whole ecosystem
Modern, machine-friendly agriculture is dominated by monocultures. One single cultivar - one genotype of a crop species - is cultivated on large areas. Favored cultivars are optimized for high yields and often contain only ...
Many people have strong opinions about genetically modified plants, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. But sometimes there's confusion around what it means to be a GMO. It also may be much more sensible ...
Scientists on Monday said they have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.
When it comes to plants and animals, sometimes the two are more alike than you'd think.
A fundamental question pursued by plant scientists worldwide for the past decade has been answered by researchers led by the University of Sydney.