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Article ID: 706745

Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

Kobe University

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

18-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706492

UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December -- the early part of the Florida season when prices are highest. They also sought better fruit for the consumer. That meant a longer shelf life, better flavor, improved shape and other traits, said Vance Whitaker, an associate professor of horticultural sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST


Agriculture, Plants


Article ID: 706354

How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.

15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706330

Arbor Biosciences and the IWGSC Partner on Wheat Exome

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Arbor Biosciences and the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announce today a strategic partnership to produce a standardized exome panel for research and development.

14-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706395

Benson Hill Teams Up with The African Orphan Crops Consortium to Combat Malnutrition Through Underutilized Crops

Benson Hill Biosystems

“The goal of AOCC is to improve the productivity and sustainability of highly nutritious crops that are critical to the health and livelihood of African farmers and consumers through the adoption of modern breeding methods,” Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated.

14-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706347

The algae's third eye

University of Würzburg

Just like land plants, algae use sunlight as an energy source. Many green algae actively move in the water; they can approach the light or move away from it. For this they use special sensors (photoreceptors) with which they perceive light.

11-Jan-2019 11:15 AM EST

Article ID: 706296

Benson Hill Biosystems Expands Commercial Team to Meet Growing Opportunity

Benson Hill Biosystems

Benson Hill has more than doubled its employee base since 2017 and continues its growth trajectory with career opportunities across technical, commercial and other functional roles.

10-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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