Latest CDA Stories

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

22 August, 2019

Finding ways to feed the world

Genome editing techniques have the power to transform crop yields and plant resilience to feed the growing global population.

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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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03 August, 2023

An ancient grain unlocks genetic secrets for making bread wheat more resilient

A first complete genome map of einkorn reveals evolutionary origins and potential for enhanced wheat breeding.

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18 September, 2023

Plant Science Family Night

The Plant Science Family Night stands as one of the key initiatives jointly organized by the CDA and TKS. The primary aim is to promote a sustainable future by actively involving young individuals in meaningful ways and empowering them to take action.

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