News tagged with plants

The future of crop engineering 

Photosynthesis is the process underlying all plant growth. Scientists aim to boost photosynthesis to meet the increasing global demand for food by engineering its key enzyme Rubisco. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But in the presence of contaminants, those same nanotubes could ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Caterpillar attacks allow aphids to sneak up on plants

A New Phytologist study indicates that plants prioritize the protection of flowers over leaves and that simultaneous attack by aphids, caterpillars and bacteria leaves plants vulnerable to aphids but more protected from caterpillars.

dateDec 06, 2017 in Ecology
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