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December 14, 2020

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One's Trash, Another's Treasure: Fertilizer Made from Urine Could Enable Space Agriculture

From the perspective of future societies, in extremely closed environments such as a space station, self-sufficiency in food cultivation and waste ...

Male Weeds May Hold Key to Their Own Demise

Scientists are getting closer to finding the genes for maleness in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two of the most troublesome agricultural weeds in the US. Finding the genes could enable new 'genetic ...

Temporal Crop Diversity Stabilizes Agricultural Production

Securing food supplies around the globe is a challenge facing humanity, especially in light of the predicted increase in the world's population and the effects of climate change. Greater crop ...

Tomatoes Offer Affordable Source of Parkinson's Disease Drug

Scientists have produced a tomato enriched in the Parkinson's disease drug L-DOPA in what could become a new, affordable source of one of the world's essential ...
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What Makes Peppers Blush?

Bright red, tasty and healthy, that's how we know and love bell peppers. In a first, a team has deciphered in detail at the protein level what makes them turn red as they ripen. At the heart of ...

Microbes and Plants: A Dynamic Duo

The unique partnership between root-dwelling microbes and the plants they inhabit can reduce drought ...

Household-Grown Food Leads to Improved Health for Children

Children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food - according to new research. The research, which looked at households in low- and middle-income ...

Landmark Study Generates First Genomic Atlas for Global Wheat Improvement

In a landmark discovery for global wheat production, a team has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world, enabling scientists and breeders to much ...

New Modified Wheat Could Help Tackle Global Food Shortage

Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to ...

New Discovery by SMART Allows Early Detection of Shade Avoidance Syndrome in Plants

Researchers have developed a tool that allows early detection of shade avoidance syndrome (SAS) in plants using Raman spectroscopy in significantly less time compared to conventional methods. The ...

In Fire-Prone West, Plants Need Their Pollinators -- And Vice Versa

A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at how fire affects plants, or ...

Microbes Help Unlock Phosphorus for Plant Growth

A research team has shown that microbes taken from trees growing beside pristine mountain-fed streams in Western Washington could make phosphorus trapped in soils more accessible to agricultural ...

Can We Harness a Plant's Ability to Synthesize Medicinal Compounds?

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the ...

Pesticide Deadly to Bees Now Easily Detected in Honey

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new ...

Secrets of the 'Lost Crops' Revealed Where Bison Roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have looked past the little barley that grew under those ...

Decoding Gigantic Insect Genome Could Help Tackle Devastating Locust Crises

A 'game changing' study deciphering the genetic material of the desert locust could help combat the crop-ravaging behavior of the notorious insect pest which currently exacerbates a hunger ...

Researchers Reveal Switch Used in Plant Defense Against Animal Attack

Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a trove of new strategies for improved ...

Genetics Behind Deadly Oat Blight

A multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats, a disease that wiped out ...

Global Warming Likely to Increase Disease Risk for Animals Worldwide

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found -- with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they ...

Making Sense of a Universe of Corn Genetics

A new study details the latest efforts to predict traits in corn based on genomics and data analytics. The data management technique could help to 'turbo charge' the seemingly endless ...

Plant Research Seals Importance of Microbes for Survival and Growth

Scientists have revealed that plants have a 'sealing' mechanism supported by microbes in the root that are vital for the intake of nutrients for survival and ...

Glyphosate May Affect Human Gut Microbiota

More than half of bacterial species in the core of the human gut microbiome are potentially sensitive to glyphosate, shows new research. Researchers introduced the first bioinformatics resource to ...

First Map of Bee Species Around the Globe

There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have now created a map of bee diversity by combining the ...

Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops

To gain trust, researchers recommend a wide-ranging coalition that would provide more transparency on the presence and use of gene editing in food ...

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