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A group of scientists have discovered that the smell of white truffles is largely produced by soil bacteria which are trapped inside truffle fruiting bodies.
In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides.
The luxurious truffle is highly prized and sought after for its intense garlic flavor, yet extra-ordinarily delicate earthy aroma.
Beautiful ornamental caladiums, valued for their bright, long-lasting, and colorful leaves, are prized throughout the world as container and landscape plants.
The Agricultural Sciences Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in this discipline.
Potatoes offering elevated levels of phytonutrients thought to promote health could add a new dimension to the consumer diet.
When it comes to potentially doubling the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, the secret may be in the spit.
Irish potato, one of the world's major food crops, is increasingly grown and processed for use in various products; consider the popularity of consumer favorites like French fries and potato chips.
Research into the potato tuber at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and at the NEIKER-Tecnalia Technology Centre has, in recent years, focused on the development of new varieties of potato adapted to Spanish agro-climatic conditions.
It may not be the Yeti, but in a remote region of the Russian mountains a previously unknown and entirely unique form of plant root has been discovered. Lead Scientist Professor Hans Cornelissen and his Russian-Dutch team describe this finding today in Ecology Letters.
Cyclamen repandum is a flowering plant species. The species is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. The name “repandum” is derived from the Latin word, meaning “bent back”. This name refers to the flower’s petals. C. repandum plants can be found in southern Europe and scattered throughout the Mediterranean Islands, specifically in southeastern France, Italy, and Serbia and on Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. The plant is found growing in rocky areas, shrublands and woodlands. The...
Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...
Cyclamen purpurascens is a flowering plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Alpine cyclamen, European cyclamen, or Purple cyclamen. C. purpurascens is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The plant’s flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom C. purpurascens has kidney or heart-shaped leaves. The edge of the leaf may be smooth or lightly...