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The scented story of rice

A guest post by Debarati Chakraborty The power of aroma compounds to offer physical, mental and spiritual delight is...

Exploring the salt tolerance of the Nona Bokra rice landrace

Salt stress is a major limiting factor for crop production across the world. Rice is particularly sensitive to salinity, with both plant growth and...

Understanding the longevity of rice seeds

How long can a genebank keep seeds? New research looks into the variability of seed longevity in Indica rice.

OsDCL1 activation compromises resistance against rice blast fungus

Rice blast, caused by the pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, is the most important fungal disease of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa). Salvador-Guirao et al. investigate the...

Abscisic acid affects rice cell wall phosphate remobilization and P transporation

Abscisic acid (ABA) is a well-studied phytohormone known to be involved in sub-sets of stress responses in plants, such as iron (Fe) deficiency and...

Plants and animals in sexual harmony

Nigel Chaffey discovers that more plants thought to leave pollination to luck possess the power of puppetry.

Different types of rice tiller responses to nitrogen

Tillering is an important agronomic trait for rice population quality and grain production. In a recent study published in AoB PLANTS, Wang et al....

Reducing P uptake by plants

Some things are hard to digest, but is an excess of phosphorus really one of them?

The role of gibberellin in iron homeostasis in rice

The plant hormone gibberellin (GA) participates in many physiological processes. However, little is known about the role of GA in responses to nutrient deficiency...

C4 Wheat? Lend an ear to hear more

One of the Grand Challenges – and, arguably, the Holy Grail – of plant research at present is an attempt to improve the photosynthetic...

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Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?