News tagged with rice crops

New rice research sows seeds for growing success

(PhysOrg.com) -- With rice production in Australia plummeting and extreme weather events becoming more frequent, researchers at Macquarie University are working towards developing simple tests that could help growers better ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Feeding the future

(PhysOrg.com) -- At the current growth rate the global population is predicted to reach 10 billion by 2050. To feed this many people, food production worldwide will need to double during a period when climate change will ...

dateJan 06, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Antagonistic genes control rice growth

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues, have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each other—one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the experimental plant ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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