The wheat code is finally cracked

Recently in the international journal Science, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced …

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 …