OVATE gene was first identified as a key regulator of fruit shape in tomato. OVATE family proteins (OFPs) are characterized as plant-specific transcription factors and conserved in Arabidopsis, tomato, and rice.
Physical dormancy, often called hardseededness, exists widely in higher plants. This adaptive trait allows plants to maintain a seed bank in soil, and thus survive unfavorable environmental conditions.
Biocontrol is a promising strategy in the control of rice blast disease. In this study, we isolated and characterized a novel antagonist to the pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae from rice endophytic actinomycetes.
An international team of experts from 10 institutions has released Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action, a report that says energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programs.
This study highlights an important role for the phytochrome light receptors in synchronizing carbon resource allocation to daytime growth. We establish that phytochromes are major environmental drivers of plant biomass production and regulate the transition between growth-intensive and stress-resilient states.
Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), a legume of South American origin, has high seed oil content (45–56%) and is a staple crop in semiarid tropical and subtropical regions, partially because of drought tolerance conferred by its geocarpic reproductive strategy.
A new research reports that a novel and inexpensive technique for producing artemisinin, the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, could help meet global demands for the drug. Artemisinin is produced in low yields by the herb known as sweet wormwood, Artemisia annua.
Agriculture ministers from the world's 20 major economies convened in Xi'an, China on June 3, 2016 for the 2016 G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting to discuss global agricultural development and cooperation.
Restructuring the agricultural sector to improve quality and promote co-ordination between farmers and firms is critical for the sustainable development of the sector amid unpredictable movements in the global market, members of a conference said yesterday.