News tagged with rice plants

Stop abusing insecticides in rice

To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Examining rice genes for rice blast resistance

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have characterized the molecular mechanism behind some plants' ability to resist rice blast, a fungal disease that affects cereal grain crops such as rice, wheat, rye and barley ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Researchers unlock key to iron-rich rice

On the back of a groundbreaking scientific discovery, researchers from Flinders University are pushing ahead with a plan to create super-rice that could potentially combat nutrient deficiencies in third-world countries.

dateSep 23, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Climate adaptation of rice

Rice – which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world's population – could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Seeing rice with X-rays may improve crop yields

Most people experience X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanners when they are evaluated for a suspected tumor or blood clot. But in the lab of Dr. Quin Liu, PhD., in Wuhan China, rice plants were the patients in a novel use ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Biotechnology
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