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Disregarded plant molecule actually a treasure

The best natural chemists out there are not scientists—they're plants. Plants have continued to evolve a rich palette of small natural chemicals and receptors since they began to inhabit land roughly 450 million years ago.

dateAug 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Sunflowers move by the clock

It's summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising sun. At the nearby University of California, Davis, plant biologists have now discovered how sunflowers use ...

dateAug 04, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Research shows how to get more crop per drop

Boosting food production with limited water availability is of great importance to humanity. However, our current water usage is already unsustainable today. The fact that plant leaves lose a great deal of water through photosynthesis ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Animal hormone is involved in plant stress memory

Regulating melatonin production in plants via drought priming could be a promising approach to enhancing abiotic stress tolerance of crops in future climate scenarios. The findings have just been published by Journal of Pineal ...

dateJun 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Microbes protect plants with plant hormones

Researchers from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at University of Copenhagen have for the first time demonstrated that the production of a plant hormone by a beneficial microbe is protecting a plant from ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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