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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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Plants have a sense of smell—can we harness it to fight pests, improve crop quality?

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered ...
Farmers could control rice harvest timing with strain that flowers after fungicide application

Farmers could control rice harvest timing with strain that flowers after fungicide application

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly ...
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