Sequencing the genome of the resurrecting plant Xerophyta viscosa – new guidelines for the development of drought-tolerant crops

International consortium led by a team from Wageningen University and Research – Netherlands, sequenced the genome of the resurrecting plant Xerophyta viscosa, which is capable to survive long periods of extreme drought conditions. Resurrecting plants are a group of species representatives of different genera which are distinguished by their ability …

Scientists discovered a way to double the synthesis of artemisinin in sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua)

At the end of March, an international team of scientists, including researchers from the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Barcelona, ​​Spain, Sequentia Biotech SL, Spain, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and the University of Linnaeus, Kalmar , Sweden, published an article in Plant Journal regarding the role of the …

Analysis of bread wheat pangenome reveals significant variation in the number of genes among different varieties

Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is undoubtedly the most important plant species and a major contributor to feed humanity. In recent years, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the Triticum aestivum genome, as in 2014, draft version of the sequenced genome of the bread wheat var. Chinese Spring …

Researchers at Iowa State University reveal genetic mechanism controlling plant growth and response to drought in plants

A research team from the Iowa State University led by Yanhai Yin, professor of genetics, developmental biology and cell biology recently published article in Nature Communications revealing genetic mechanism controlling plant development and response to drought. According to the researchers, the two processes are linked and often plants slow down …