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  1. The Strangest Plant Ever?Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 5 | NOVA scienceNOW

    The plant Hydnora africana is a parasite that smells foul...and that's not even the weirdest thing about it. Discover more in this episode of Gross Science .

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  2. Rutgers' new pumpkin-shaped pepper not so hotRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    If you like the sort of spicy heat that a habanero pepper brings to your meal -- but don't want to get your tongue burned off -- a new variety developed by Rutgers University could become your favorite. Rutgers' new pumpkin-shaped pepper not so hot If you like the sort of spicy heat that a habanero pepper brings to your meal -- but don't want to get your tongue burned off -- a new variety developed by Rutgers University could become your favorite.

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  3. Area history, April 28, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, Boy Scouts joined women of Champaign-Urbana in doing their part for the war effort, making comfort bags in the Red Cross workshop at the Lincoln Building on Main Street. Each soldier leaving Champaign-Urbana would carry one of the kits, which hold articles not furnished by the government and go far toward making Army life more enjoyable.

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  4. Iris Show features irises in all their colorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Gardeners who appreciate blooms of many colors are invited to become dazzled at the 2017 Iris Show, convened by the Monterey Bay Iris Society, the local chapter of the American Iris Society. The Society's members are all enthusiastic growers of irises, with most specializing in the popular Tall Bearded type of these plants.

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  5. Nature Paper Demonstrates Essential Role Of Bionano Genomics ???...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 26 | BioSpace

    The results of the study, "A chromosome conformation capture ordered sequence of the barley genome," will be published tomorrow in the April 27 issue of prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Nature. The paper describes the hierarchal use of several genome technologies, including initial sequencing of bacterial artificial chromosomes by Illumina followed by optical mapping by Bionano to construct super-scaffolds composed of merged assemblies of individual BACs, which increased the contiguity as measured by the N50 value from 79 kb to 1.9 Mb.

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  6. Eminent botanist discovers new plant species in ashes near AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ABC News

    An internationally-renowned plant conservation biologist has discovered a new plant species rising from the ashes of two major bushfires near Albany in Western Australia. University of Western Australia biodiversity professor Stephen Hopper found the previously unknown pennywort while exploring Torndirrup National Park with doctoral student Megan Dilly last November.

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  7. NewLeaf Symbiotics: Highly-Skilled Plant Scientist And Patent Agent Join The TeamRead the original story

    Wednesday | Agri Marketing

    ... and plant-symbiont interactions. We screened well over one hundred candidates to find the right combination of plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology and genomics expertise. We finally found Quan from the Danforth Plant Science Center, ...

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  8. A close look into the barley genomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | EurekAlert!

    Malted barley is used in brewing, and in the unmalted form the grain is processed into pearl barley or flour. A large portion of the world's production is processed into animal food.

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  9. Ammonium nitrogen input increases the synthesis of anticarcinogenic compounds in broccoliRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 4 | Science, Industry and Business

    ... group NUMAPS (Nutrition Management in Plant and Soil), led by Carmen GonzA lez-Murua, of the department of Plant Biology and Ecology in the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Science and Technology. Marino D, Ariz I, Lasa B, SantamarA a E, FernA ndez-Irigoyen J, ...

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  10. Nature Paper Demonstrates Essential Role of Bionano Genomics'...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 26 | World News Report

    Bionano Genomics®, Inc., a company focused on genome structure analysis, today highlighted results from a study demonstrating how combining sequencing technologies with Bionano optical mapping generated the most complete and accurate barley genome assembly. The results of the study, "A chromosome conformation capture ordered sequence of the barley genome," will be published tomorrow in the April 27 issue of prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Nature .

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  11. Chlorophyll Fluorescence: Understanding Crop Performance - Basics ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | CRC Press

    Chlorophyll a fluorescence is a tool for evaluating plant responses to stress conditions. Fluorescence can be used in plant phenotyping and breeding programs to monitor biotic and abiotic stresses including mineral deficiencies, soil salinity, and pathogenic diseases.

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  12. You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley GenomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Wired

    The genome of barley - the grain that's the soul of beer and whiskey - is weird. The commodity crop has just seven pairs of chromosomes but twice the size of your genome overall, with the vast majority of the sequences repeating themselves.

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  13. Bioengineering: Solar upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Nature

    Plant biologist Krishna Niyogi opens the doors of growing cabinets in his lab at the University of California, Berkeley, revealing rows of tobacco and Arabidopsis plants. Under the warm solar lamps, vibrant green algae thrives in rotating flasks and streaked on petri dishes.

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  14. Histone modifications at the grapevine VvOMT3 locus, which encodes an ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 26 | CSIRO Publishing

    ... Centre - Fondazione Edmund Mach. Via E. Mach 1, 38010 - S. Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy. Functional Plant Biology - https://doi.org/10.1071/FP16434 Submitted: 16 December 2016 Accepted: 16 March 2017 Published online: 26 April 2017 Some herbaceous ...

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  15. NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education With President TrumpRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Aero-News Network

    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who arrived April 20 for his first mission aboard the orbiting outpost, also participated in the call alongside Whitson.

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  16. Someone is illegally growing marijuana at Vancouver City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | South China Morning Post

    Cannabis seedlings are growing among the lettuce and hyacinths outside the municipal government headquarters in famously liberal Vancouver, where police routinely turn a blind eye to the drug Vancouver's famously tolerant attitude towards pot is being taken to the next level, in a city where police already routinely turn a blind eye to medical marijuana dispensaries and not-yet-legal-in-Canada public puffing. Among the kale and chives at the community garden on the lawns of Vancouver City Hall, someone is openly and illegally cultivating cannabis.

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  17. In pursuit of NilaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | Manila Bulletin

    Or is it Nilad? Fray Manuel Blanco of Flora de Filipinas fame may have been a learned botanist but he was a poor linguist, according to Filipino historian Carlos Quirino , he added the letter "d" to the plant's name. So, Manila's original name is not Maynilad but Maynila, a place where the plant grows in abundance.

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  18. Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors, School of Life SciencesRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 23 | Nature Neuroscience

    School of Life Sciences houses more than 40 academic staff and more than 150 postgraduate students. The School has major research activities in plant and cell biology, marine and environmental science, neuroscience and stem cells and protein structural biology.

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  19. Atlas V Rocket Poised To Launch Supplies To ISSRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 22 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    According to the US space agency NASA , the new experiments include an antibody investigation that could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment and an advanced plant habitat for studying plant physiology and growth of fresh food in space. The Cygnus capsule, provided by private space company Orbital ATK, is packed with about 7,600 pounds of supplies and science for the International Space Station.

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  20. Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene That Influences Grain YieldRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 22 | PR.com

    St. Louis, MO, April 22, 2017 -- -- Researchers at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops. Four mutations were identified that could impact candidate crops for producing renewable and sustainable fuels.

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