The chloroplast genome sequence of bittersweet

Information about the organization and evolution of plastomes is crucial to improve crop plants and to resolve the phylogeny of photosynthetic organisms. In a recent study published in PLoS ONE researchers of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, sequenced the chloroplast genome of a weed called bittersweet …

Bulgarian connection in disclosure of the ethylene’s key role in plant tissues growth! Can the plants say “My epidermis is too tight! …. I should decrease the ethylene or to stop growing!”

Recently, one of the highest ranking scientific journals – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) published a paper on the key role of the plant hormone ethylene for the growth of the plants. First author of the publication b y the group of Dr. Dominique …

The sequenced genome of roses creates new opportunities for scientists to develop new cultivars of ornamental and oil-bearing roses

At the end of April 2018, a team of scientists from France, China and Germany, with Mohammed Bendahmane of INRA, France as a corresponding author, published the sequenced genome of roses in Nature Genetics. Roses are perhaps the most popular ornamental plants with a significant contribution to the development of …

Тhree pesticides harm bees, says EU food agency

The European food safety agency said on 28th of February that three pesticides currently partly banned in the EU pose a risk to wild bees and honey bees, in a long-awaited report. The report said “most uses” of the three neonicotinoid pesticides, which are based on the chemical structure of nicotine …