Brassica rapa

Type: Keyphrase
Name: Brassica rapa
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 Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

BrassicaTED - a public database for utilization of miniature transposable elements in Brassica ...

MITE, TRIM and SINEs are miniature form transposable elements (mTEs) that are ubiquitous and dispersed throughout entire plant genomes. Tens of thousands of members cause insertion polymorphism at both the inter- and intra- species level.Therefore, mTEs ... [Published 7thSpace - Jun 20 2014]
Entities: Brassica, Mite, Database
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pak choi has many names

by Wes and Cyndi AlexanderLast week we wrote about a new and different vegetable we are growing this year, kohlrabi. We finished harvesting the first planting of kohlrabi and enjoyed the uniqueness and variety it added to our diet. Feedback from our community ... [Published Gladwinmi.com - Jun 18 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
...Together, this important group of plants accounts for more than 10 percent of the world "s vegetable and vegetable oiloil production and, despite their apparent diversity, they are all closely related."

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Nectar: Sweet Reward from Plants to Attract Pol... [Published Science Daily - Mar 17 2014]
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