Tea tree genome contains clues about how one leaf produces so many flavors

The most popular varieties of tea—including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai—all come from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea tree. Despite tea’s immense cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. …

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 …