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Unearthing the sweet potato proteome

The sweet, starchy orange sweet potatoes are tasty and nutritious ingredients for fries, casseroles and pies. Although humans have been cultivating sweet potatoes for thousands of years, scientists still don’t know much about the protein makeup of these tubers. In…
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09/07/2019
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Directed evolution comes to plants

Accelerating plant evolution with CRISPR paves the way for breeders to engineer new crop varieties. A new platform for speeding up and controlling the evolution of proteins inside living plants has been developed by a KAUST-led team. Previously, this type…
Isabel
08/07/2019
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Unexpected culprit – wetlands as source of methane

Wetlands are an important part of the Earth’s natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have expanded, many wetlands were drained for…
Isabel
05/07/2019
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Wheat myth comes a cropper

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research. The University of Queensland’s Dr Kai Voss-Fels said modern wheat varieties have out-performed older varieties in side-by-side…
Isabel
30/06/2019

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