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Researching how pepper grows

How do plants make those pungent substances, anyway? The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) is working intensively on this topic. Recently, a group of scientists led by Dr. Thomas Vogt have pinpointed the crucial ...

Wolves of the wilderness are calling. Will your dog answer?

Researchers of the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) have been investigating dogs' reactions to wolf howls. Are there dogs that are more prone to reply with howling? Are these dogs genetically closer ...

Exotic wheat DNA helps breed 'climate-proof' crops

Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50 percent higher yields in hot weather compared with elite lines lacking these genes, according to a new study.

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