plant gene

Plant gene can replace whale compound in perfumes


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) A gene identified in balsam fir trees could lower cost of producing plant-based fixatives used in the perfume industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Similar gene controls plant, human clocks


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have identified a gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock. And not only is the plant gene very similar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discovery in legumes could reduce fertilizer use and aid environment


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): New findings by Stanford researchers that reveal the inner workings of nitrogen-producing bacteria living inside legumes such as soybeans could enable scientists to blunt the negative effects of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plant gene tweak would make toxic soil hospitable for crops


October 6th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): By tweaking a single gene in plants, scientists would now be able to use a large portion of Earths now-inhospitable soil to grow crops, alleviating one of ... Read more...

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New plant gene discovery may lead to drought-tolerant crops


February 28th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, February 28 (ANI): Finnish and American scientists have identified a gene which is key to the regulation of carbon dioxide uptake for photosynthesis and water evaporation in plants, a discovery that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plant gene that affects stress resistance identified


January 27th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan have identified a gene that provides plants resistance to stress.Reported in the journal The Plant Cell, the study attains significance as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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