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Plants produce toxins to defend themselves against potential enemies, from herbivorous pests to diseases.
A plant disease normally found in subarctic climates has been identified for the first time in the UK in buttercups as far south as Herefordshire.
An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has sequenced the genome of a Chinese cabbage variety of a plant called Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape.
Scientists on the Norwich Research Park, working with colleagues in China, have developed new techniques that will aid the application of genomics to breeding the improved varieties of crop needed to ensure food security in the future.
Computational studies aim to increase use of plant oils as renewable resource.
Mr Gilles Herard, Jr (http://www.gillesherard.com), President & CEO of Capital Corp Merchant Banking, personally engineered the funding structure for a Client Company's $70 M oilseed project, which consists of extracting and processing rapeseed, the third leading source of vegetable oil in the world.
- Growing in low tufty patches.