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Speedy Recovery: New Corn Performs Better in Cold

Nearly everyone on Earth is familiar with corn. Literally. Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown for animal feed and biofuel.
29-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language

Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year.
9-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Aspirin-Like Compounds Could Treat Numerous Human Diseases

Boyce Thompson Institute researchers discover 95 potential new human protein targets for salicylate compounds and provide a roadmap for future drug development against dozens of diseases.
17-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harvesting Genes to Improve Watermelons

When many people think of watermelon, they likely think of Citrullus lanatus, the cultivated watermelon with sweet, juicy red fruit enjoyed around the world as a dessert. Indeed, watermelon is one of the world’s most popular fruits, second only to...
31-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BTI Researchers Unlocking Hornworts’ Secrets

Figuring out the genetic underpinnings of hornworts’ weird biology could help researchers boost agricultural output, use less fertilizer, and gain new insights into plant evolution.
9-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plant Gene Discovery Could Help Reduce Fertilizer Pollution in Waterways

Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute uncovered the function of two genes that could help farmers improve crop uptake of phosphate fertilizer, potentially reducing the...
30-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Worm pheromones protect major crops

Protecting crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides has been a longtime goal of farmers. Researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute have found that compounds from an unlikely source - microscopic soil roundworms - could achieve...
25-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Very Hungry Caterpillar: Researchers Sequence Genome of 'Gluttonous' Tobacco Hornworm

An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm--a caterpillar species used in many research laboratories for studies of insect biology.
15-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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