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Improving crops from the roots up

Research involving scientists at The University of Nottingham has taken us a step closer to breeding hardier crops that can better adapt to different environmental conditions and fight off attack from parasites.

dateJan 24, 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 a protein ...

dateNov 23, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Researchers reveal Eucalypt’s nano properties

(PhysOrg.com) -- Murdoch University nano scientists have discovered that a eucalyptus plant native to south west WA has unique self-cleaning and water-repellent properties which could make it a gold mine for new nanotechnology ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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