plant biology

Pineapple Genome Sequences Hint at Plant Domestication in a Single Step

by Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By comparing similarities and differences in DNA sequence across different types of pineapple, researchers were able to trace how natural and artificial selection shaped key traits and established distinct varieties

CHESS Imaging Reveals How Copper Affects Plant Fertility

by Magdalen Lindeberg-Cornell University News Office

Achieving gains in agricultural production depends on adequate levels of soil micronutrients like copper, low levels of which can impact yield by reducing fertility and, in extreme cases, lead to total crop failure