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Virus del Mosaico del Tulipano – Tulip Breaking Virus

Non c’è alcun dubbio: tutti i fiori con le loro forme e colori caratteristici sono belli, ma quelli screziati hanno fascino in più. E se vi dicessi che, nella maggior parte dei casi, questa particolare colorazione è opera di un virus? Un esempio lampante lo troviamo nei tulipani, in cui la “rottura” del colore è…
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To listen is to survive: Unravelling how plants process information

Summary: Researchers mapped the signaling network in plants and discovered novel insights about how plants process information about their environment. This gives new potential to strategies to protect crops and help them thrive in the time of increasing droughts. Plants must constantly integrate information on the availability of water and nutrients or about the presence…
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New building block in plant wall construction

University of Adelaide researchers as part of a multidisciplinary, international team, have uncovered a new biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life. The research, published in The Plant Journal details the discovery of the enzymatic reaction involving carbohydrates present in plant cell walls, which are essential for their structure. Project leader, Professor Maria Hrmova, said the…
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Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder FULL STORY A new paper out today in Nature Geoscience identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment — up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid…
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