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Plant hormone could boost crop output


July 11th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants. The discovery of the ... Read more...

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Going bananas in a Chinese town


June 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Officials in a Chinese town are attempting to increase banana sales after the demand for the fruit fell sharply.A free door-to-door delivery service of bananas is ... Read more...

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Nectar secretion in some plants dependent on red light


September 30th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Red light governs the production of extrafloral nectar, which is secreted by some plant species, such as the Lima bean, to attract ants which in turn fend off ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly sprays bring drought-resistant plants closer to reality


September 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Latest study from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists could lead to eco-friendly sprays that help plants survive drought."I think that the work established the methodologies and feasibilities ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein that controls environmental stress in plants


August 24th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): Researchers have found the protein that controls plants' response to environmental stresses such as drought, excessive radiation and cold.A team of Wisconsin researchers identified that plant hormone ... Read more...

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How land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago


February 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have taken the help of mosses to understand how land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago.The research work was done by ... Read more...

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Scientists find key to creating drought resistant crops


December 4th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) works at the molecular level to help plants respond to environmental stresses such as drought and cold, ... Read more...

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Secret of plants’ drought resistance revealed


November 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that the key to plants' resistance to stressful situations such as drought lies in the structure of a protein.Much as adrenaline ... Read more...

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How plants survive droughts


October 26th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): A team of biologists in California led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California (UC), San Diego, has solved the structure of a ... Read more...

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How plants can rid themselves of pesticide residues


October 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.The study, by ... Read more...

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Natural hormone helps plants get rid of pesticide residue


September 10th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring hormone that helps plants rid themselves of certain pesticide residues. Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, ... Read more...

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Natural plant hormone can help plants eliminate pesticide residues


September 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese researchers have discovered a natural plant hormone that can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.Researchers have been seeking new ways of minimizing pesticide residues that ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers spraying chemicals to ripen apples


July 28th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) An apple a day may not keep the doctor away. Desperate farmers in Himachal Pradesh are resorting to ripening the juicy fruit with an overdose of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Mystery behind how plants make eggs solved


June 5th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a landmark discovery, scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found that a hormone called auxin is responsible for egg production in plants.It is the first ... Read more...

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Genetic pathway responsible for plant growth identified by scientists


May 21st, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers at Iowa State University, US, have discovered a previously unknown genetic pathway in plant cells that regulates plant growth.Yanhai Yin, an assistant professor in genetics, development and ... Read more...

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Molecular biologists discover formula for longer plant life


September 24th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 24 (ANI): Molecular biologists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tubingen, Germany, have discovered how the growth of leaves and the aging process of plants are ... Read more...

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Plant hormone that controls shoot branching discovered


August 12th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) The discovery of a new plant hormone that controls shoot branching is likely to impact forestry, plant science and agriculture industries. A molecule with a specific four-ring structure ... Read more...

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New environmentally friendly technology may revolutionize ethylene production


February 6th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new environmentally friendly technology that may transform the production of the world's most universally ... Read more...

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Scientists create drought-resistant tobacco plants


November 27th, 2007 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, November 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis have created drought-resistant tobacco plants that can survive through long dry periods.Plant biologist Eduardo Blumwald claims that the plants created ... Read more...

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