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Rogue Mitochondria Turn Hermaphroditic Snails Female: Study
The accidental finding marks the first time a phenomenon called cytoplasmic sterility, known to occur in plants, has been found in animals.
Rogue Mitochondria Turn Hermaphroditic Snails Female: Study
Rogue Mitochondria Turn Hermaphroditic Snails Female: Study

The accidental finding marks the first time a phenomenon called cytoplasmic sterility, known to occur in plants, has been found in animals.

The accidental finding marks the first time a phenomenon called cytoplasmic sterility, known to occur in plants, has been found in animals.

Plant breeding
Innovation Farming
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Nurturing ideas to fruition, like growing plants, is a complex process that relies on a suitable substrate and favorable growth conditions.
berries on a coffee plant
Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2019 | 2 min read
Threats to the plants include climate change and habitat loss.
Genome Digest
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What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
Kate Yandell | Oct 20, 2014 | 3 min read
Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014 | 5 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014 | 3 min read
The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
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Kerry Grens | May 31, 2014 | 1 min read
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
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