Articles tagged with ‘agriculture’

Electron microscope image of a single stoma on the underside of a tomato leaf
20 July 2012
A gene that helps plants to conserve water has been identified at RIKEN’s Plant Science Center in Yokohama, Japan. The discovery could hold the key to developing drought tolerant crop varieties.
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26 June 2012
At RIKEN’s Plant Science Center scientists have discovered that a protein released by the potato blight pathogen P. infestans uses a sticky patch of amino acids to adhere to potato plant cells, thereby avoiding immune detection.
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