GE Tobacco Developed for More Efficient Photosynthesis

Researchers from Cornell University in the United States, and Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom successfully transferred genes from cyanobacteria into tobacco plants. The genes allow the plant to produce a more efficient enzyme for conver... Lees verder »

Verhoogde opbrengst in kas door diffuus zonlicht

In kassen die glas hebben dat het zonlicht verstrooit groeien potplanten sneller. Hierdoor kunnen jaarlijks ongeveer 25% meer potplanten worden geteeld dan in gewone kassen die helder glas hebben. Die potplanten kunnen dan ook nog eens 25% gro... Lees verder »

Biologists discover an 'evening' protein complex that regulates plant growth

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego report their discovery of a protein complex they call the "evening complex" that regulates the rhythmic growth of plants during the night. The biologists show how this protein complex is intri... Lees verder »

Start BioSolar Cells en AlgaePARC

  Zijn microalgen een duurzame bron van energie en grondstoffen? Dit wordt uitgebreid onderzocht in  AlgaePARC , een unieke algenkweekfaciliteit van Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). AlgaePARC (Algae Production And Rese... Lees verder »

Building a better rice plant

Scientists say they are limited to what they can do with rice unless they totally re-engineer its genetic structure. The main way to do this is boosting photosynthesis in rice, the scientific equivalent of bolting on a turbo-charger. A global pro... Lees verder »

Scientists race to avoid climate change harvest

Boosting yields has become almost an obsession with governments, seed companies such as Syngenta and Monsanto, and scientific bodies such as Australia’s CSIRO. Global yield growth of wheat and rice has stagnated at 0.6 percent to 0.7 percen... Lees verder »

USDA Establishes 50,000 Acres for Biofuels Crops

The US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would designate 39 contiguous counties in Missouri and Kansas - 50,000 acres - for the production of dedicated biofuels crops, native grasses and herbaceous plants. Bron: Sustaina... Lees verder »
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