Posts made in May, 2014

Green vaccination: boosting plant immunity without side effects

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Tuesday, 29 April 2014 A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease causing pathogens. The work led by Dr. Jurriaan Ton and Dr. Estrella Luna at the University of Sheffield in the UK and including scientists from The University of Western Australia, the University Jaume I in Spain and Utrecht University in The Netherlands, has been published in the...

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Interrogating a messenger of plant stress

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Figure 1: In response to drought, ABA synthesized in leaf veins is transported into nearby ‘guard’ cells by specialized transporters.   Identifying the molecular transporters that drive plant responses to drought and salinity could assist in the development of stress-resistant crop varieties   Plants employ a remarkable range of mechanisms to sense and adapt to their environment and to maintain a strict biochemical balance across cells,...

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Filipino Crop Scientists Discuss Climate Change Adaptation Techniques

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              May 14, 2014 Over 300 participants from various research institutions in the Philippines are participating in the Crop Science Society of the Philippines’ 44th scientific conference on 12-16 May 2014 at Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City. Bearing the theme “Harnessing Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Climate Change Adaptation”, the conference aims to highlight the role and contribution of biodiversity and the tools of...

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