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Broccoli With Better Anti-Cancer Benefits And Longer Shelf Life
2014-02-11 09:46:54

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) While researching methods to increase the already well-recognized anti-cancer properties of broccoli, researchers at the University of Illinois also found a way to prolong the vegetable’s shelf life. And, according to the recently published study, the method is a natural and inexpensive way to produce broccoli that has even more health benefits and won’t spoil so quickly on your refrigerator...

2013-07-02 23:19:36

In response to an article published on The Washington Post, Colle Farmers Market, the first national online organic farmers market, discusses a new study showing that vegetables are responsive to light levels even after they have been picked. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 On July 2, Colle Farmers Market, the first national online organic farmers market, discusses the results of a new study showing that vegetables are able to respond to light levels even after they have been picked....

2012-08-06 11:23:56

Plants produce toxins to defend themselves against potential enemies, from herbivorous pests to diseases. Oilseed rape plants produce glucosinolates to serve this purpose. However, due to the content of glucosinolates, farmers can only use limited quantities of the protein-rich rapeseed for pig and chicken feed. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has developed a method to hinder unwanted toxins from entering the edible parts of the plant. The breakthrough was...

Greedy Pest Insects Deceived With Help From Gene Technology
2012-08-01 08:10:22

Worldwide cabbage farmers have vast problems with the diamond-back moth. It lays its eggs on the cabbage plants and the voracious appetite of the larvae ruins the yield. However, Morten Emil Møldrup from the University of Copenhagen has developed a method to deceive the greedy insects. Møldrup presents his spectacular research results at a public PhD defense on Friday 3 August. "We have discovered a way to cheat the diamond-back moths to lay their eggs on...

2011-10-11 18:02:23

New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing — a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement. The study, published by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, is one of the first of its type to determine whether some of the healthy compounds found in cruciferous vegetables...

2011-03-17 17:31:38

During the evolution of plants of the mustard family a leucine producing enzyme mutated into an enzyme that protects plants against herbivores Plants are continually exposed to herbivore attack. To defend themselves, they have developed sophisticated chemical defense mechanisms. Plants of the mustard family, such as thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), produce glucosinolates (mustard oil glucosides) to protect themselves against herbivory. Scientists know many different kinds of these...

2009-09-02 08:34:38

U.S. scientists have discovered the invasive garlic mustard plant, over time, loses its primary weapon -- a fungus-killing toxin it injects into the soil. University of Illinois scientists said their study is one of the first to show evolutionary forces can alter the very attributes that give an invasive plant its advantage. Garlic mustard plants are part of the family that includes cabbage and horseradish -- plants that rely on soil fungi for phosphorous, nitrogen and water. For whatever...

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2009-09-01 12:15:00

Like most invasive plants introduced to the U.S. from Europe and other places, garlic mustard first found it easy to dominate the natives. A new study indicates that eventually, however, its primary weapon "“ a fungus-killing toxin injected into the soil "“ becomes less potent.The study, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is one of the first to show that evolutionary forces can alter the very attributes that give an invasive plant its advantage. In fact, the study...

2009-06-29 08:28:55

High ozone conditions cause a 30% decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within oilseed rape plants. Combined with the results of previous studies which have shown a decrease in oil, protein and carbohydrate content of oilseed rape seeds in high ozone, these results (to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting in Glasgow on 29th June 2009) could signal a significant income loss for farmers and an indirect effect on...

2006-12-09 03:00:20

By Afsharypuor, Suleiman; Jamali, Mariam Abstract Volatile constituents of the dried flowering aerial parts, fruits and roots of Cardaria draba L. collected after hydrolysis were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The major volatile constituents of the flowering aerial parts were 3-butenyl isothiocyanate (80.5%) and 4- methylsulfinylbutyl isothiocyanate (5.6%), while the main volatile constituents of the fruits were 4-methylsulfinylbutyl isothiocyanate (72.1%), heptadecane (7.0%), hexadecane...


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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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