Latest CDA Stories

Click on the stories below to read about our research in local and international news outlets.

07 July, 2019

Using an embryonic pause to save the date

A date palm seedling can pause its development to boost its resilience before emerging into the harsh desert environment.

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05 May, 2019

Stressing the genetics in salt-tolerant crops

Unravelling the genes behind salt tolerance in crop plants is made easier using the latest sequencing and phenotyping technologies.

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25 February, 2019

Metabolite stimulates a crop while suppressing a weed

A metabolic compound that regulates growth of rice plants and limits witchweed infestation could boost crop yields.

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19 July, 2018

Taking the lead toward witchweed control

A compound that binds to and inhibits a crucial receptor protein offers a new route for controlling a parasitic plant.

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24 June, 2018

Bacteria proven to be worth their salt

Bacteria isolated from desert plants could provide the key to maintaining productive agriculture in arid regions.

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27 May, 2017

A bright future for sustainable agriculture

Passionate plant scientist Mark Tester conducts ground-breaking research into plants that could one day help feed the world.

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