Articles tagged with ‘crops’

Purslane (Portulaca orelacea) is an herb grown in most regions of the world. Copyright : 123rf.com
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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