News tagged with stress

Lending plants a hand to survive drought

The findings have helped some plants survive 50 percent longer in drought conditions, and could eventually benefit major crops such as barley, rice and wheat, which are crucial to world food supplies.

dateJun 26, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Calves conceived in winter perform better

Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says.

dateJun 22, 2017 in Other
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How plants prevent oxidative stress

When excess light energy is absorbed by plants during photosynthesis, harmful reactive oxygen species are produced. These reactive oxygen species break down important structures such as proteins and membranes, preventing ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Biotechnology
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