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Stem cell niche within plant callus tissue drives organ regeneration

Proper plant growth in tissue culture experiments typically depends on one crucial step: the plant’s ability to form a clump of pluripotent cells that can then regenerate root, stem, and other organs. This cluster of cells, known as a callus, … Continue reading

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Transgenic switchgrass cleans up contamination from military explosives

At military sites in the United States and across the globe, routine live-fire trainings produce a downpour of an explosive known as RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine). A synthetic chemical, RDX can threaten human health, damaging the nervous system if inhaled or ingested. … Continue reading

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Agricultural spray could quickly deliver advantageous genes to crops mid-growing season

Plant breeders are masters of genome tuning, spending years developing crops with the genes to resist disease, drought, and pests. Now, a team of industry and academic researchers in Germany and the United Kingdom has developed a viral vector technology … Continue reading

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