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2011-08-15 22:38:36

New genetic evidence presented by a team led by Indiana University biology doctoral graduate Benjamin Blackman confirms the eastern United States as the single geographic domestication site of modern sunflowers. Co-authors on the findings published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences include Blackman's advisor, IU Distinguished Professor of Biology Loren H. Rieseberg, and four others from Rieseberg's lab, as well as collaborators from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de...

2011-02-28 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Socially conscious shoppers are latching on to a new gardening trend this spring - and it's not only fashionable flowers or subliminal scents. Cutting-edge chains like Sloat Garden Centers in California, Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery in Texas, and Earl May Seed and Nursery in the Midwest are partnering with the Weed Out Hate Initiative to market Sunflower Peace Seeds. With the public increasingly attuned to violence on our own shores as well...

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2010-04-02 12:22:38

New information about early Native Americans' horticultural practices comes not from hieroglyphs or other artifacts, but from a suite of four gene duplicates found in wild and domesticated sunflowers. In an upcoming issue of Current Biology, Indiana University Bloomington biologists present the first concrete evidence for how gene duplications can lead to functional diversity in organisms. In this case, the scientists learned how duplications of a gene called FLOWERING LOCUS T, or FT, could...

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2010-01-12 09:15:00

As agricultural land becomes increasingly valuable, the need to maximize its utilization increases and decisions about what crops to plant and where, become paramount. The sunflower family includes a number of valuable food crops, with sunflower seed production alone valued at about $14 billion annually. Yet the sunflower family is the only one of a handful of economically important plant families where a reference genome is not available to enable the breeding of crops better suited to their...

2009-12-08 14:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys Like Girls are continuing to solidify their success in pop music with their second album, Love Drunk, another hit single, national TV performances, a recent sold-out headlining tour and more. This week the album's second single "Two Is Better Than One" (feat. Taylor Swift) broke into the top 20 at Top 40 radio and reached the top 20 on the iTunes Singles chart. Digital single sales for "Two Is Better Than One" continue to grow at a fast rate with...

2009-08-06 00:06:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire from Monsanto its global hybrid sunflower seeds activities for a consideration of $160 million, on a cash and debt-free basis. The asset deal includes germplasm, development and breeding of hybrid sunflower seeds. The business recorded sales of $75 million in the 2008 fiscal year and has leading positions in key markets. Syngenta's sunflower seeds business is the global...

2009-07-13 10:06:35

The contaminated sunflower oil was reported by France to the European Commission and EU Member States via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in April 2008, and the Commission subsequently imposed restrictions on the importation of sunflower oil from Ukraine (June 2008). The JRC was asked by the Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers to scrutinize the capabilities of official control laboratories and industrial food laboratories to measure mineral oil in...

2009-04-06 09:00:00

New Collection Features 20 Timeless Classics, Including Six New Stereo Mixes and a Previously Unreleased Song Catch The Beach Boys On Tour This Summer HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beach Boys have long been the world's leading harmonious voice of summer fun, with an ocean's swell of universally-loved songs about the beach, surfing, hot rods, and in no small measure, girls and sun-kissed romance. 20 of The Beach Boys' best love songs, from tender ballads to boisterous...

2009-03-11 11:00:00

Remastered Titles Presented on Limited Edition, 180-Gram Audiophile Quality Vinyl with Original Artwork and Packaging HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Put the needle in the groove! Capitol/EMI's high quality "From The Capitol Vaults" U.S. vinyl campaign continues on June 16 with the limited edition release of 11 classic, standout albums from the label's celebrated catalog on 180-gram vinyl. Capitol/EMI's June 16 "From The Capitol Vaults" releases, all previously out of print on...


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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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