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Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Food Crisis in 2050?

A realistic scenario, if the production of major crops does not increase significantly. Estimated 9 billion people will need 70% more food than today....

On our Scoop It between September 21st and September 30th

These are links from our Scoop It page between September 21st and September 30th: How to Grow a Beautiful But Deadly Garden From hemlock through castor...

Free—open access paper: Phylogeny and divergence times inferred from rps16 sequence data analyses for Tricyrtis (Liliaceae), an endemic genus of north-east Asia

The rate of molecular evolution of Tricyrtis plant groups as a model system was estimated. The outcome further highlights the importance of conserving biodiversity...

Affable Nerds and Second Bananas: What Science Communicators Can Learn From Top Gear

Via Scoop.it - molcyt"Why has academia largely ignored one of the world's most popular technology programmes - and what does the show tell us...

Autumn Clean

I've been tidying up my online presence, RSS feeds and so on for the new academic year. I'll be moving my life sciences posts...

Free—open access paper: Co-ordinated changes in storage proteins during development and germination of elite seeds of Pongamia pinnata, a versatile biodiesel legume

Seeds of Pongamia pinnata used as feedstock for biodiesel production and the protein-rich residue is fed to farm animals. This paper describes seed development...

Italian Genetics Societies in Assisi: staple foods and orphan crops via epigenomics and systems biology

The three Genetics Societies in Italy – AGI, SIBV and SIGA – held a strong joint conference in Assisi in September. With 500 people and 300 posters, the major sessions were on topical issues such as epigenetics and epigenomics, then genome plasticity, moving on to systems biology. , Approaches included whole genome sequencing, annotation and functional analysis, and focussed on many crops and some animal genetics

Free—open access paper: A platform for efficient genotyping in Musa using microsatellite markers

Establishment of a standardized platform for genotyping banana (Musa spp.) using a set of previously published SSR markers is described in this free—open access...

Plant versus Bee Power

Coming up in October we have a paper, 'Flower power: its association with bee power and floral functional morphology in papilionate legumes' by Silvina...

On our Scoop It between September 3rd and September 17th

These are links from our Scoop It page between September 3rd and September 17th: Man-in-a-box lives off plants In the 1770s, Joseph Priestly put...

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...
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