News tagged with plant physiologist

High CO2 spurs wetlands to absorb more carbon

(Phys.org) —Under elevated carbon dioxide levels, wetland plants can absorb up to 32 percent more carbon than they do at current levels, according to a 19-year study published in Global Change Biology from t ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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Scientists put citrus in "deep freeze" to preserve it

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are creating a backup storage site or "genebank" for citrus germplasm in the form of small buds, called shoot tips, which have been cryopreserved—that is, plunged into liquid ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Ecology
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Tapping sorghum's potential for cold tolerance

(Phys.org)—Sorghum was originally a tropical plant, but U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Lubbock, Texas, are looking to Asia to increase sorghum's cold tolerance and expand its production ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Developing hardier, weather-resistant crops

At first, the back room of plant physiologist Edgar Spalding's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison might be mistaken for an alien space ship set straight out of a Hollywood movie. It's a room bathed in low-red light ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Blossom end rot: Transport protein identified

Poor calcium distribution in agricultural crops causes substantial loss of income every year. Now a Korean-Swiss research team under the co-leadership of plant physiologists at the University of Zurich identified ...

dateNov 23, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Imaging cereals for increased crop yields

University of Adelaide computer scientists are developing image-based technology which promises a major boost to the breeding of improved cereal varieties for the harsher environmental conditions expected under climate change.

dateJun 17, 2011 in Biotechnology
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