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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
Evolving Views of Pectin Biosynthesis
Annual Review of Plant Biology , Vol. 64, No. 1. , pp. 747-779, doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-042811-105534 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
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.
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".
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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.
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.
Tracking sugar movement in plants
This shows Brookhaven Lab plant scientist Benjamin Babst with corn and sorghum plants.