News tagged with plant protein

How do plants fight disease?

How exactly bacterial pathogens cause diseases in plants remains a mystery and continues to frustrate scientists working to solve this problem. Now Wenbo Ma, a young plant pathologist at the University of ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Radiation no concern for space crops

Flax seeds can grow in radioactive soil near the contaminated site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident without much change to their proteins, experiments show. This study may point the way to growing crops in ...

dateMar 03, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Plant clock gene also works in human cells

A gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock has been identified by UC Davis researchers. And not only is the plant gene very similar to one in humans, but the human gene can work in plant cells ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Biotechnology
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People also have antiviral 'plant defences'

In addition to known antiviral agents such as antibodies and interferons, people also seem to have a similar immune system to that previously identified in plants. This is the result of research carried out by Esther Schnettler ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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