News tagged with potato plants

The potato disease that changed the world

Michael David Martin specializes in analyzing genetic material. He works surrounded by envelopes with plants and pictures of speckled leaves that he is studying at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Smartphones to battle crop disease

EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases. The images will be used to build an app that will turn smartphones into plant doctors, helping growers around the ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Increasing crop resistance to pathogens

We all know that animals have an immune system - but plants have systems to fight infection too. Plant cells have receptor proteins which bind with parts of a pathogen. These receptor proteins are located on the surface of ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Researchers develop new potato cultivar

Dakota Ruby is the name of a new potato cultivar developed by the NDSU potato breeding project and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Dakota Ruby has bright red skin, stores well and is intended ...

dateJan 30, 2015 in Ecology
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