Tag: "sunflowers" at biology news
Four IU professors are 2004 Guggenheim Fellows
...coauthors of "Major ecological transitions in wild sunflowers
facilitated by hybridization," published last year in the journal Science....
Worlds largest scientific society to hold regional meeting in Pittsburgh
...emediators in the Pittsburgh environment (2) Using sunflowers
to accumulate cadmium from contaminated environments Joseph MacNeil Department of Chemistry Chatham College Pittsburg, Penn. 412-365-1216, email@example.com The general chair of the meeting is Mildred "Mille" Perry, U.S. Department of Energy, ...
Study suggests genetically modifying sunflowers for white mold resistance
... study was a transgene that can provide commercial sunflowers
with additional protection against a disease calle...inia sclerotiorum. The experiment found that wild sunflowers
already possess a degree of resistance to white mold that the commercial variety lacks. As a result,...
Genetically modified crops not necessarily a threat to the environment
...that a wheat transgene synthetically inserted into sunflowers
has little or no effect on crop sunflowers' wild r..."We found that a certain transgene that gives crop sunflowers
resistance to white mold is unlikely to spread rapidly to the wild because the transgene doesn't aff...
Predicting the movement of genes
...ecific alleles, or genes, in wild and domesticated sunflowers
to determine how often and to what extent these pl...ific genes on to the next generation. Domesticated sunflowers
are commonly grown in the plains states of the US and California, and the wild sunflower is a native...
Genetically modified crops may pass helpful traits to weeds, study finds
...studied genetically engineered sunflowers
- those modified with a gene t... In the current study, the resulting hybrid sunflowers
that contained the transgene had 50 percent more seeds than control hybrids ...
Genetic takeover threatens crayfish
...line of manyimperiled species, from North American sunflowers
to Hawaiianducks to red wolves. Perry and his colleagues suggest thathybridization may play an even larger role in non-nativespecies invasions than biologists had realized. North American freshwater animals are estimated to have thehighest extinction...
Agricultural pests may threaten prairies
...parts of native flowers. The beetles seem to favor sunflowers
and other yellow composite flowers. The researche...e near the corn edge had about three times as many sunflowers
with heavy damage (more than 75% of the petals were missing or shriveled). Petal damage can make flo...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...ny based in New Jersey, has used floating rafts of sunflowers
to clean up radioactive Chernobyl water. Dangling ...t of the water. After they've done their work, the sunflowers
are disposed of as radioactive waste. The estimated cost for the project is $2 to $6 per thousand ga...