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A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.
Dodder vines are parasitic plants that suck water, nutrients and information from other plants as they spread over them.
Witchweed is an invasive plant that has crippled key segments of the agricultural industry in countries around the globe. But an aggressive eradication program has reduced infested U.S. acres by more than 99 percent.
University of Toronto discovery offers hope of saving sub-Saharan crops from devastating parasites.
TEL-AVIV, Israel, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Jonathan Gressel, Chief Scientific Officer of TransAlgae Ltd., was the recipient of the 2010 "Israel Prize" in agriculture, Israel's top science award.. Prof.
Strigolactones are plant hormones, which were first discovered in crop plants during the infection with the parasitic plant "Striga". Only plants which produce strigolactones were infected with the parasite resulting in a significant reduction of vigor.
In order to help about 200 million people in west and central Africa, a research team is hoping to increase the drought- and disease-resistance of the black-eyed pea, also known as the cowpea.
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