Articles tagged with ‘crops’

Purslane (Portulaca orelacea) is an herb grown in most regions of the world. Copyright :
19 May 2015
Researchers in Malaysia are exploring the link between antioxidant production in the herb purslane and the salinity of the soil where it grows. Their results suggest that salt-stressed purslane may be a potential source of bioactive compounds for commercial use. Epidemiological studies...
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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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