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Newswise: Connecting silos:  Unconventional collaboration in agriculture

Article ID: 715909

Connecting silos: Unconventional collaboration in agriculture

Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers hope to connect the “silos” of various disciplines by encouraging wide collaboration to address agricultural challenges. The effort is part of the Genomes to Fields Initiative, which began in 2014 to make genomic data related to corn as widely available as possible.

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16-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Arbor Biosciences Partners with Curio Genomics for Analysis of IWGSC Wheat Exome

Article ID: 715852

Arbor Biosciences Partners with Curio Genomics for Analysis of IWGSC Wheat Exome

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Arbor Biosciences announces today its partnership with Curio Genomics for analysis of the IWGSC wheat exome

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16-Jul-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings

Article ID: 715848

Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings

Cornell University

A new study of cabbage crops in New York – a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA – reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.

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15-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

Article ID: 715678

Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

University of Adelaide

Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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12-Jul-2019 3:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715649

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

University of Maryland, College Park

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability.

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11-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Mustering a milder mustard

Article ID: 715633

Mustering a milder mustard

Washington University in St. Louis

The mustards, broccolis and cabbages of the world share a distinct and bitter taste. Some consider the flavor of cruciferous plants their strongest attribute. But even in India and China, where Brassicas have been cultivated for more than 4,000 years, scientists have sought to tone down the chemical compounds responsible for their pungent flavor.

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11-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Mukhtar Receives NSF Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers

Article ID: 715589

Mukhtar Receives NSF Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., with the 2019 PECASE award, a prestigious award for leadership in science and technology.

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10-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 715458

Bison overlooked in domestication of grain crops

Washington University in St. Louis

As ecosystem engineers, bison have been hiding in plain sight for the past 40 years, since archaeologists first discovered that several native plants were domesticated in eastern North America. New research by Natalie Mueller, assistant professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, explains the connection, published July 8 in Nature Plants.

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8-Jul-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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