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Max Planck scientists discovered how certain hormones control aspects of root branching in plants.
Scientists have shown that the main shoot dominates a plantâ€™s growth principally because it was there first, rather than due to its position at the top of the plant.
An international team of scientists has cracked the problem of pod shatter in brassica crops such as oilseed rape.
Researchers at the universities of Leicester and Oxford have made a discovery about plant growth which could potentially have an enormous impact on crop production as global warming increases.
Ever since insects developed a taste for vegetation, plants have faced the same dilemma: use limited resources to out-compete their neighbors for light to grow, or, invest directly in defense against hungry insects.
U.S. agricultural geneticists say they've identified a gene that's essential in controlling development of maize, a plant known in the United States as corn.
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By Glick, Bernard R Todorovic, Biljana; Czarny, Jennifer; Cheng, Zhenyu; Duan, Jin; McConkey, Brendan To date, there has been only limited commercial use of plant growth-promoting bacteria in agriculture, horticulture, and silviculture.
A team of scientists led by University of Connecticut plant biologist Roberto Gaxiola has discovered an overlooked genetic key to generating plants that are more productive, more drought resistant and can grow in soils low in nutrients. Their work is the first to successfully test in cells a 30-year-old hypothesis that explains the movement of a primary growth and development hormone through plants and is expected to prompt biology textbooks to be rewritten.
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease (the formation of tumours) in over 140 species of dicot. It is rod shaped. Symptoms are caused by the insertion of a small segment of DNA into the plant cell. It is an alphaproteobacterium of the family Rhizobiaceae which includes the nitrogen fixing legume symbionts. They are pathogenic and provide no benefit to the plant. It also affects a wide variety of plants. In an economical sense it affects walnuts, grape vines,...
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