Researchers at the University of Florida are working to develop crops that can withstand high temperature stress.
After observing that plants’ younger leaves handle heat better than older ones, the scientists conducted an experiment ... READ MORE
University of Florida researchers tested seven types of tea plants to determine growth and yield potential as a Florida specialty crop.
A publication on the study captures years three to five of their growth process, during which time ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many scientists see great promise in algae as a new source of oil -- a sustainable, environmentally sound way to break the world’s fossil fuel dependence.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Chinese brake fern accumulates huge quantities of arsenic, but one of its genes caused a model plant to do just the opposite, a discovery that surprised University ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Arsenic is notorious for its toxic effects on people, but it can be just as dangerous to plants - most of them, anyway.
One exception is the Chinese brake fern, a nondescript-looking bracken that can soak ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals - but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of Florida researchers.
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