Investigators examine shifts in coral microbiome under hypoxia

A new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology provides the first characterization of the coral microbiome under hypoxia, insufficient oxygen in the water. The research is an initial step toward identifying ...

Protein root discovery seals future of climate-proof plants

Researchers have discovered a protein that seals plant roots to regulate the uptake of nutrients and water from the soil, the discovery could help develop climate proof crops that require less water and chemical fertilizers.

New clubroot strains continue to emerge in Western Canada

New strains of clubroot, a disease that can kill canola crops, continue to emerge in Western Canadian fields, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology by University of Alberta researchers.

Nutrient uptake in citrus rootstock affected by huanglongbing

Huanglongbing (HLB) is presumably caused by the phloem-limited bacteria, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), and is one of the most devastating diseases of citrus. A distinctive chlorotic mottle on fully expanded leaves ...

Crop waste cattle feed solution 'averts toxic fires'

Researchers in India have found a way to enhance the nutritional value of crop residue so that it can be fed to cattle, deterring farmers from setting it on fire, a practice that destroys soil nutrients and causes severe ...

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