Brassica rapa

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Name: Brassica rapa
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Quantitative Trait Loci for Thermal Time to Flowering and Photoperiod Responsiveness Discovered in Summer Annual-Type Brassica napus L

by Matthew N. Nelson, Ravikesavan Rajasekaran, Alison Smith, Sheng Chen, Cameron P. Beeck, Kadambot H. M. Siddique, Wallace A. CowlingTime of flowering is a key adaptive trait in plants and is conditioned by the interaction of genes and environmental ... [Published Plosone.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

QUE SERA: Could turnip be the next...

Last week, I laid a dear household appliance to rest.My mother’s old crockpot – an original Monier model in that particular shade of burnt orange that defined the ’70s – was declared unsafe by Mr Tag and Test, who had noticed the frayed wiring at the ... [Published Moonee Valley Weekly - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Functional innovations of three chronological mesohexaploid Brassica rapa genomes

The Brassicaceae family is an exemplary model for studying plant polyploidy. The Brassicaceae knowledge-base includes the well-annotated Arabidopsis thaliana reference sequence; well-established evidence for three rounds of whole genome duplication (WGD); ... [Published 7thSpace - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Growing Asian greens: just plant, pick and you’re ready to wok

Sow your own Oriental greens like pak choi and Chinese cabbage and you will be stir-frying in no time, says Noel Kingsbury Almost unknown 20 years ago, Oriental vegetables such as Chinese cabbage and mizuna are now to be found in almost every vegetable ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Nectar: Sweet Reward from Plants to Attract Pollinators

Evolution is based on diversity, and sexual reproduction is key to creating a diverse population that secures competitiveness in nature. Plants as largely immobile organisms had to solve a problem: they needed to find ways to spread their genetic material ... [Published Science Daily - Mar 17 2014]
Entities: Sugar, Pollinators, Plants

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Mustard leaves Some Oriental greens emphasise the hot mustard flavour. A variety usually sold as "Red Giant’ mustard has large red-flushed leaves but is often searingly hot, too overpowering to be used on its own, it is best blended with milder-tasting leaves, either as young plants in a salad or the larger leaves in a stir-fry. 'Green in the Snow’ is a low-growing and very fiery mustard, which is incredibly hardy, one of those crops you can literally brush the snow off to throw in among ordinary cabbage or kale to spice things up a bit. These are undeniably good-looking vegetables and their appearance on the plate or in the salad bowl is part of their appeal."
"SWEETs are key transporters for transporting photosynthates from leaves to seeds and we believe that the nectarial SWEET9 sugar transporter evolved around the time of the formation of the first floral nectaries, and that this process may have been a major step in attracting and rewarding pollinators and thus increasing the genetic diversity of plants" Frommer said
By sequencing Brassica rapa, researchers were able to access half of oilseed rape "s genes without having to wrestle with its large and complicated genome."

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Quantitative Trait Loci for Thermal Time to Flo... [Published Plosone.org - Jul 25 2014]
QUE SERA: Could turnip be the next... [Published Moonee Valley Weekly - Jul 21 2014]
Functional innovations of three chronological m... [Published 7thSpace - Jul 18 2014]
Growing Asian greens: just plant, pick and you’... [Published Telegraph - Jun 26 2014]
Nectar: Sweet Reward from Plants to Attract Pol... [Published Science Daily - Mar 17 2014]
Genome sequencing of crop plants could boost gl... [Published Topnews.in - Aug 29 2011]
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