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In a landmark discovery for global wheat production, an international team has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world, enabling scientists and breeders to much more quickly identify...

source: From Nature via CIMMYT

Previous studies have identified small peptides in caterpillar saliva that are perceived as herbivore signals by plants. In this new work, a receptor for these peptides is identified, termed inceptin receptor (INR)....

source: From PNAS

Deciphering gene regulatory networks (GRNs) requires identifying key transcription factors (TFs) that enable an organism to react to changes in its environment. Validating GRNs, with hundreds of TFs and hundreds...

source: From Plant Physiology

Besides autumn temperature and day length, seasonal productivity strongly affects trees' growing season. The more productive trees are early in the season, the earlier they stop being productive. This new model challenges...

source: From Science

Researchers at Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research have compiled the world's most comprehensive list of known plant species. It contains 1,315,562 names of vascular plants, thus extending...

source: From Scientific Data via the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

Just over a decade ago, the American Farm Bureau Federation declared war on legislation to slow down global warming. The organization, a lobbying powerhouse, argued that a "cap-and-trade" proposal making its way through Congress would make fuel and fertilizer more expensive...

source: From NPR

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