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How petals get their shape | Science Codex

How petals get their shape | Science Codex | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
Why do rose petals have rounded ends while their leaves are more pointed?
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Enrico Coen's lab's work

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Genetics Play Important Role In Leaf Shape And Function - Science News - redOrbit

Genetics Play Important Role In Leaf Shape And Function - Science News - redOrbit | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
As the spring flowers (finally) begin to bloom across the United States, take a closer look and you may find a whole host of genetic and hormonal signaling that is responsible for the shape and function of various aspects of the leaves of plants.
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New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for...
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Professor Dale Sanders' work on membrane transporters

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Cereals Event practical trial plots to cover 13 areas of arable research

Cereals Event practical trial plots to cover 13 areas of arable research | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
Hundreds of crop plots showing the latest agronomic developments will form the heart of this year's Cereals Event, which takes place on June 12 and 13 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.Researchers,...
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John Innes Centre will be at Cereals 2013. From the article: "Velcourt is hosting "genetic light harvesting" for wheat, which demonstrates work carried out at the John Innes Centre to introduce a wild wheat trait into commercial lines to re-arrange the leaf wax. The resulting plant reflects less light. "In field trials this has produced a 5% yield increase," said Velcourt's technical director Keith Norman."

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Victorian ale back on tap after Norwich scientists revive heritage brewing barley

Victorian ale back on tap after Norwich scientists revive heritage brewing barley | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
Norwich ale drinkers will get their first chance in 100 years to sample a batch of a Victorian beer – thanks to the scientific revival of a heritage brewing barley.
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Dr Chris Ridout has revived a Victorian beer using barley grown from seeds at John Innes Centre's seed store

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Hidden map gives petals their shape

Scientists from the John Innes Centre and University of East Anglia, UK, have revealed that the shape of petals is controlled by a hidden map located within the plant`s growing buds.
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More food and greener farming with specialised transporters for plants

Of the present global population of seven billion people, almost one billion are undernourished. At the same time, we are close to the sustainable limit of 15 percent of Earth's surface that can be exploited for food production.
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Focus on plant proteins to feed billions

Focus on plant proteins to feed billions | Articles mentioning John Innes Centre | Scoop.it
Innovations to boost production on land used for agriculture are needed
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JIC director Dale Sanders mentioned at the bottom of the article: "...zinc content of cereal grains could be increased, according to Dale Sanders, director of the John Innes Centre in the U.K. and another co-author. His team had demonstrated this with barley. “We are also in the early stages of research to increase iron and zinc content in wheat,” he added in an email."

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