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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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Researchers Uncover Core Set of Genes for Plant-Fungal Symbiosis

A new study by researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) has uncovered a veritable trove of genes used by plants to form symbiotic relationships with fungi, vastly increasing the knowledge of the genetic basis for this agriculturally valuable...
28-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Aphids Balance Their Diets by Rebuilding Plant Amino Acids

Aphids suck up an almost endless supply of sugary sap from their plant hosts. They can survive on this junk food diet because bacterial partners help them convert the handful of amino acids in the sap into other, essential amino acids—not by...
12-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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