Intervarietal grafts of sweet, serrano peppers on Pasilla 18M

Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is one of the most important vegetables in the world; it is the most widely cultivated and popular spice. The genus Capsicum has been distinguished by its lack of compatible rootstocks with ...

Study reveals how wounding boosts anthocyanin in grapes

Anthocyanins are vital for plant defense, coloration, and attracting pollinators. They play a significant role in protecting plants from environmental stresses such as temperature fluctuations, drought, and pathogen attacks.

Unlocking salt tolerance: Sea lavender's genetic secret revealed

Recent research has uncovered the genetic mechanisms behind sea lavender's (Limonium bicolor) salt tolerance by studying basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) transcription factors. Identifying 187 bHLH genes, the study highlights ...

Wearable sensors for advanced plant phenotyping

In response to increasing global food demands, improving crop yields through efficient phenotyping is imperative. Optical imaging-based phenotyping has markedly progressed plant breeding and crop management, yet encounters ...

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