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Healthier white bread could be in stores by 2025, after genes controlling wheat fiber content identified

An international group of scientists led by Rothamsted Research and the John Innes Centre have opened the door to healthier ...
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Plant growth ‘on/off’ switch could help safeguard crop yields as farmers battle climate change

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth -- good news for an era in which ...
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Podcast: The untold story of Edith Rebecca Saunders—’mother of British plant genetics’

We unearth the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, co-founder of The Genetics Society and the ‘mother of British plant genetics’ ...
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New biosensor technology may help breed plants more resilient to harsh environments

Researchers have developed a method with which they can further investigate an important messenger substance in plants -- phosphatidic acid ...
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Controlling this gene boosts plant tolerance to water, salt stress

Plant Science reports that OsNCED5 gene regulated tolerance to water and salt stress, as well as leaf aging in rice ...
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Smartphone-powered device quickly detects diseased plants, could help protect crop yields

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field ...
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Engineered plants with deeper roots could store more CO2, help slow climate change

Hidden underground networks of plant roots snake through the earth foraging for nutrients and water, similar to a worm searching ...
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Open-source gene expression platform could yield more efficient food, biofuel crops

An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time -- a breakthrough that ...
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Can biotechnology help protect the world’s chocolate supply?

[K]eeping pace with global cravings can be a tall order for chocolate producers — a challenge made even tougher as ...
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Smoking and health: Genetic revolution transforming medical marijuana and tobacco

Our increased understanding of plant genetics has potential to help smokers quit and provide patients with the medicinal benefits of ...