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07 July, 2019Using 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.
05 May, 2019Stressing 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.
25 February, 2019Metabolite stimulates a crop while suppressing a weed
A metabolic compound that regulates growth of rice plants and limits witchweed infestation could boost crop yields.
19 July, 2018Taking 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.
24 June, 2018Bacteria proven to be worth their salt
Bacteria isolated from desert plants could provide the key to maintaining productive agriculture in arid regions.
27 May, 2017A bright future for sustainable agriculture
Passionate plant scientist Mark Tester conducts ground-breaking research into plants that could one day help feed the world.