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7 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Ghana urged to accept GM maize to boost yields

The low yields in crop production, particularly maize, has been attributed to the inability of farmers to purchase nitrogen based fertilisers to boost production in the country.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Biology, World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis

Danforth Fellowships in plant sciences announced

Petra Levin and Joseph Jez, pictured in the Department of Biology's greenhouse on the Danforth Campus, are co-directors of the graduate program in Plant and Microbial Biosciences at Washington University in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Biology, Agriculture, Health


An apple a day bodes ill for food security in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India Food security in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir is being jeopardized as farmers switch from cultivating rice to apples and sell off land to developers, say experts, who blame poor irrigation and the effects of a warming climate for the change.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Agriculture, Science, Biology, Weather

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Biology, Genetics, Medicine

Hispanic Business

Gilles Vincent Leaves the Botanical Garden After a Remarkable Career

The institution will be losing not only a great botanist and a widely renowned leader, but also an attentive colleague who has always been respected and appreciated by his peers.


Related Topix: Biology, Science


ASPB names 2014 awards recipients

The American Society of Plant Biologists is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 awards, honoring excellence in research, education, outreach, and service.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Duke University, Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Scientific Blogging

The Human Food Relationship: It's Complicated

Home can sometimes literally be in the kitchen. A Puerto Rican community - in Connecticut of all places - creates cuisine authentic it has caught the attention of scientists.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Agriculture


Evolving Views of Pectin Biosynthesis

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Nucleic Acids Research

The transcript elongation factor SPT4/SPT5 is involved in...

We provide biochemical evidence that in Arabidopsis , SPT4 occurs in a complex with SPT5, demonstrating that the SPT4/SPT5 complex is conserved in plants.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cell Biology


Botanists Baffled By Stunning Growth Of 'Space...

A cherry tree sapling growing from seeds that were sent to space by Japanese scientists in 2008 has stunned botanists with its astonishing growth, as its buds have appeared about six years earlier than usual.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Science / Technology, Space

CBS Local

Archaeology Breaks Ground For New Job Opportunities In LA

Over the next eight years, those who study human life, history and culture are expected to unearth a cornucopia of vocational opportunities.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Marymount University, Loyola Marymount University, Biology, Santa Clara University

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Newtown Bee

Snapshot: Jean Kreizinger

Occupation: I'm a geneticist by training. I'm retired from WestConn, but still teaching local flora there.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Genetics current issue

A Distorted Circadian Clock Causes Early Flowering and...

Corresponding author: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Corrensstrasse 3, OT Gatersleben, D-06466 Stadt Seeland, Germany.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, Medicine

Radio Prague

Czech researchers studying global climate change on James Ross Island

Czech scientists from Brno's Masaryk University have been involved in polar research since the 1980s and since 2006 they have their own polar station in Antarctica -the Johann Gregor Mendel station.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Czech Republic, World News, Biology, Microbiology

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Common Dreams

Industry Hype & Bad Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions

April 9 - Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent press release by researchers at the University of British Columbia announcing they have created genetically engineered poplar trees for paper and biofuel production, opening the prospect of growing these GE trees like an agricultural crop in the future.


Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agriculture, Biology, US News, Liberal Political News

South China Morning Post

Japanese cherry pip sent into space grows into super-tree back on earth

A sapling grown from a cherry pip sent into space as part of an education experiment has stunned scientists in Japan by blooming far earlier than its earth-bound relatives.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Biology, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Science, Industry and Business

Stress test for fir trees

This is being demonstrated in a recent publication by biologists and physicists from Marburg that appears in a special issue of the journal "Plant Physiology".


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Genetics, Medicine, Physics

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Loma Linda: Florist loves this foul flower

The Devil's Tongue plants that he has been caring for in pots for a decade have rewarded him with blooms from which wafts the scent of rotting flesh.


Related Topix: Loma Linda, CA, San Marino, CA, Biology, Science, Loma Linda University

Post and Courier

Barsa's Mad Hatter cocktail illustrates the 'botany of booze'

A craft cocktail designed by Barsa's mixologist and manager Brittaney Litton, inspired by garden tea parties shared with her mom and time spent cultivating an herb garden.


Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Biology, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food


Tracking sugar movement in plants

This shows Brookhaven Lab plant scientist Benjamin Babst with corn and sorghum plants.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Australia, World News, Department of Energy, Agriculture, University of New Haven