There is great potential for further utilizing the global genetic diversity to advance the common good.
Nigel Chaffey discovers Nature has its own taxes.
Flowering plants have had an intimate relationship with insects for millions of years. Indeed, this is often cited as an example of co-evolution , particularly with regards to the flowers and their pollination by the insects. However, this has also given parasites millions of years to adapt too.
High levels of polymorphism exist within and between sexually reproducing Crocus species except 17 C. sativus accessions, where polymorphisms are absent.
2015 is the international year of soils and light.
Apple epigenetics might explain CO2 injury, which can cause major losses of fruit during storage.
Bacteria in innumerable numbers share a deep and integral association with bananas, but show apparently mutualistic benefits with no obvious adverse effect.
Cassava is often seen as a poor cousin in the world’s staple crops but is vitally important in sub-Saharan Africa.