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Roundworm pheromones could boost crop pest resistance, cut chemical use

Protecting crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides has been a longtime goal of farmers. Researchers at Boyce ...
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New database tracks development of CRISPR-edited plants to spur biotech crop innovation

Recently developed gene editing tools, such as CRISPR / Cas, allow plant scientists to discover the functions of innumerable plant ...
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Just in time for Halloween: Scientists successfully sequence pumpkin genomes

Alexa Schmitz | 
Scientists ... have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata. The finished genomes appear in the October ...
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Spinach genome will help breeders improve disease-resistance, yield and quality

Alexa Schmitz | 
While you may not gulp spinach by the can-fulls, if you love spanakopita or your go-to appetizer is spinach artichoke ...

Beta carotene-fortified potatoes paving way for biofortified African cassava

Patricia Waldron | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The humble potato has ...