Latest John Innes Centre Stories
Scientists are about to make publicly available all the data they have so far on the genetic blueprint of medicinal plants and what beneficial properties are encoded by the genes identified.
Shoppers looking for heart-healthy vegetables are now able to choose a new variety of broccoli with increased levels of a key phytonutrient.
The way in which plants space out the pores through which they breathe depends on keeping a protein active during stem cell growth.
Gardeners could help out the declining worldwide bee population by planting flowers that are red or have stripes along the veins.
Medicago, JIC (John Innes Center) and PBL (Plant Bioscience Limited) announced today that Medicagoâ€™s outstanding achievement in producing the H1 VLP antigen in only 14 days, as revealed in the Canadian companyâ€™s press release on 30th June 2009, was achieved using among other technologies, a technology invented by JIC researchers and which is licensed by PBL to Medicago
Chemistry researchers at The University of Warwick and the John Innes Centre, have found a novel signalling molecule that could be a key that will open up hundreds of new antibiotics unlocking them from the DNA of the Streptomyces family of bacteria.
Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins.
Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have discovered how roots find their way past obstacles to grow through soil. The discovery, described in the forthcoming edition of Science, also explains how germinating seedlings penetrate the soil without pushing themselves out as they burrow.
A team of German and British scientists show how plants ensure that flowers are formed at the right time and the right place.
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