How Plants sound the alarms about Danger

One role of plant hormones is to perceive trouble whether an insect attack, drought or intense heat or cold and then signal to the rest of the plant to respond. The findings, which were published in Nature Plants on March 13, 2020, reveal a complex communication network.Investigators from the Salk Institute reported a new details about how … Continue reading How Plants sound the alarms about Danger

How a smallest fruit can charge your phone

Researchers from the University of Sydney have done just that, and have developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging. How does it work The fruits' waste portions (biomass) of durian and jackfruit purchased from a market into super-capacitors that can be used to store electricity efficiently, said Researchers. "Using … Continue reading How a smallest fruit can charge your phone

How china grew a plant on the Moon

China’s spacecraft landed on the far side of the moon in January, bringing with it a mini-biosphere that would help it grow plants on the moon. China made history as the first spacecraft to visit that part of the moon. It took with it a 2.6kg greenhouse dubbed the Lunar Micro Ecosystem. Sealed and cylindrical, … Continue reading How china grew a plant on the Moon

Solving Global Challenges equation with plant breeding Innovation

According to the Transgenic Research Plant breeding innovations must play a role to address the global challenges such as climate change, a growing population, and the need for resource efficient farming systems.  Plant varieties that can withstand pests and diseases using fewer resources, plants exhibiting stable yield amidst unstable climate, and plants with improved productivity through efficient use of water, land, and nutrients, can help … Continue reading Solving Global Challenges equation with plant breeding Innovation