Archive for December, 2013

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  • A gluttonous plant reveals how its cellular power plant devours foreign DNA

    Amborella trichopoda, a sprawling shrub that grows on just a single island in the remote South Pacific, is the only plant in its family and genus. It is also one of the oldest flowering plants, having branched off from others about 200 million years ago. Now, researchers from Indiana University, with the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), Penn State University, and the Institute of Research for Development in New Caledonia, have ...

    Posted at December 31, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on A gluttonous plant reveals how its cellular power plant devours foreign DNA
  • The use of plant growth regulators should be reasonable

    Currently, a wide variety of plant growth regulators has been widely used in agricultural production. These chemicals have a positive effect to the aspects of regulating crop growth and development, increase production and improve the quality. However, if used improperly, it often tends to be counterproductive, and will have a negative effect. Therefore, the use of growth regulator should pay attention to the scientific. Choose the corresponding regulator Each growth regulator has certain physiological activity, and a ...

    Posted at December 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on The use of plant growth regulators should be reasonable
  • Immune System’s Errand Boy

    When plants discover a pathogen, they prepare for system-wide attack so they are ready to fight on all levels. Working with colleagues, Annegret Ross and of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have discovered that this systemic defense can be triggered by a signalling pathway that reacts to short protein fragments. These are thought to originate when a plant cell is damaged by a pathogen. The signalling pathway introduces a molecular ...

    Posted at December 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Immune System’s Errand Boy
  • Clues About Protein Mechanism Critical to Plant Growth, Yield

    Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield. Sona Pandey, Ph.D., principal investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center and her collaborators have published several papers on their research in recent months. Pandey and collaborators showed that "G proteins" occur in a wide range of land plants and algae. This discovery was published in the October 2013 ...

    Posted at December 17, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Clues About Protein Mechanism Critical to Plant Growth, Yield
  • Cytokinin (6-BA), plant growth regulators

    Cytokinin, one of the current five hormones, is a kind of plant hormones which can promote the division and differentiation of cell. There are 10 kinds of known endogenous cytokinin (CTK short or CK) in higher plants, of which zeatin is the most active. Currently, there are many industrial synthetic products, among which commonly used in production are 6 benzylaminopurine (6 BA) and kinetin (KT, KN dynamic fine). The pure product of 6-benzylaminopurine is needle-like crystals, ...

    Posted at December 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Cytokinin (6-BA), plant growth regulators
  • Plant cell architecture: Growth toward a light source

    Stanford, CA—Inside every plant cell, a cytoskeleton provides an interior scaffolding to direct construction of the cell’s walls, and thus the growth of the organism as a whole. Environmental and hormonal signals that modulate cell growth cause reorganization of this scaffolding. New research led by Carnegie’s David Ehrhardt provides surprising evidence as to how this reorganization process works, with important evidence as to how the direction of a light source influences a plant’s growth pattern. ...

    Posted at December 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Plant cell architecture: Growth toward a light source
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