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The Origin of Sex Biofuels Digest
Algae researchers think they may have discovered a trigger that establishes gender, and sexual reproduction.
Rice Genome Could Answer ‘The 9 Billion-People Question’ Futurity
Now, with the completely sequenced African rice genome, scientists and agriculturalists can search for ways to cross Asian and African species to develop new varieties of rice with the high-yield traits of Asian rice and the hardiness of African rice.
Navy includes biofuels in annual fuel request The Hill
The U.S. Navy requested the biofuels to help reach its goal of generating 50 percent of its energy from alternative sources by 2020.
Danforth president among world’s most cited researchers St. Louis Business Journal
Conducting research in the plant science industry? Chances are good you’ll be citing Danforth Center President Jim Carrington. According to Thomson Reuters, Carrington is among the most cited scientists in the plant and animal science industry.
Noisy Predators Put Plants on Alert, Study Finds The New York Times
It has long been known that some plants can respond to sound. But why would a plant evolve the ability to hear? Now researchers are reporting that one reason may be to defend itself against predators.
Solving Big Problems: You Can’t Do It Alone LinkedIn Influencer: Robb Fraley
Solving big and complex problems always requires multiple perspectives and huge amounts of understanding, resourcefulness and patience. It always requires the ability to deal with surprises. Progress is always hard-earned.
Federal grant to help Danforth scientists find drought genes St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Center announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture to map the genes that control drought response in grasses used as biofuels.
Scientists decode genome of wheat. Why is this a big step for mankind? Tech Times
The genome of bread wheat, which has an unusual form and size, has been decoded by an international team of scientists, revealing surprises on the grass-turned-crop's evolution. The cultivation of wheat has long been viewed as an important factor in the rise of human civilization.
‘One Agriculture-One Science’: A new partnership to revitalize global agricultural education ICRISAT An international partnership across India, Africa and the USA has formed the ‘One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium’ initiative aimed at revitalizing global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.
These Robotic Plants Are Going To Be Capable Of Growth - Just Like The Real Thing Inventor Spot
A team of scientists are trying to create a new breed of robots which mimics the properties of plant roots. That includes nutrient- and water-seeking tendencies, the ability to burrow into the ground and - most interestingly - the capacity for growth.
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants E Science News
A new study has found that more careful tailoring of seed collections to specific species and situations is critical to preserving plant diversity. Once seeds are saved, they can be reintroduced for planting in suitable locations if conditions are favorable.
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