Researchers decode 95.6% of the genome of Nicotiana benthamiana

The plant Nicotiana benthamiana, from the Solanaceae family, is one of the most widely used experimental models in plant science. In 2020, a research group at Nagoya University in Japan reported that N. benthamiana could ...

Size of X-ray beams successfully evaluated with mathematics

X-ray fluorescence analysis allows elemental analysis in a variety of environments without destroying the sample. The smaller diameter of the X-ray microbeam, the more accurate the elemental distribution can be. Because X-ray ...

PUB8 modulates early seedling growth of Arabidopsis

In plants, the phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a vital role in repressing seed germination and subsequent early seedling establishment, and ABA-INSENSITIVE 3 (ABI3) and ABI5 are two essential regulators of these developmental ...

Sounding the alarm on microplastic pollution

There are four basic ingredients in beer: grain, hops, yeast and water. The water often introduces a fifth, which passes unfiltered into a typical pilsner.

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