News tagged with plants

Turning CO2 to stone

Earth has limits to the amount of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere before the environment as we know it starts to change. Too much CO2 absorbed by the oceans makes the water more acidic. Too much in the atmosphere warms the ...

dateOct 25, 2016 in Materials Science
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How plants time their flowering

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Scientists solve 60-year-old Septoria mystery

A new paper from scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich explains why plant breeders have found it difficult to produce wheat varieties which combine high yield and good resistance to Septoria, a disease in wheat which ...

dateOct 21, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Ancient proteins shown to control plant growth

A UCLA-led international team of life scientists reports the discovery of mechanisms regulating plant growth that could provide new insights into how the mammalian biological clock affects human health. The research will ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Biotechnology
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