Tag: Arabidopsis

Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields during times of drought?

Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields during times of drought?

July 25, 2012 |

Can new computational power, souped-up genetic knowledge and fresh algorithms usher in a new era in crop yields, and resistance to disease and drought? Will a new model plant revolutionize energy grasses and food crops, and transform crop-based genetic engineers from a modern Stone Age family into Masters of the Digital Age? Here we are, […]

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Researchers map the reaction chain for plant growth hormone

Researchers map the reaction chain for plant growth hormone

October 27, 2011 |

In California, UC San Diego researchers have unraveled the complete biochemical reaction chain for the synthesis of auxin, the plant growth hormone, which regulates almost all plant growth and development. Using genetic approaches and analytical biochemistry, the researchers identified the two step chain of tryptophan to indole-3-acetic acid in Arabidopsis, a genetic model plant.  The […]

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