Biotechnology

First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors

22 minutes ago   |   Phys.org

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules...
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Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

A team that includes the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 and other systems for genome editing of eukaryotic organisms, including animals and plants...
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How sex pheromones diversify: Lessons from yeast

18 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Many organisms including insects, amphibians and yeasts use sex pheromones for attracting individuals of the opposite sex, but what happens to sex pheromones as new species...
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Long-read DNA analysis can give rise to errors, experts warn

21 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Advanced technologies that read long strings of DNA can produce flawed data that could affect genetic studies, research suggests.
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Plants blink: Proceeding with caution in sunlight

21 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Plants have control mechanisms that resemble those in human senses. According to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study, plants adjust photosynthesis to rapid light changes...
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Researchers identify gene essential for plants to survive

22 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Phenylalanine amino acid must be included in the human diet, but it is also essential for plants, determining many of their characteristics, such as the colour and scent of...
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Scientists demonstrate effective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments

22 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene-drive experiments in the lab, according to a study published today in eLife.
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China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway...
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Leaf age determines the division of labor in plant stress responses

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

A new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research published in the journal PNAS shows that the crosstalk between plant responses to physical...
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Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings...
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