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Stressful memories help plants resist caterpillars

Global yields of major food crops, such as rice and wheat, are estimated to be reduced by one fifth due to damage from pests and diseases. Chemical pesticides are currently the primary control strategy in agriculture. Unfortunately, these chemicals can be harmful to human health... click to read more

Views 1602
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 2, 2023
Decoding the genome of a jackfruit that grows all year round

Jackfruit (scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is an evergreen tree, which produces the world’s largest edible single fruit, one of which can weigh up to 50 kg! It is widely grown in tropical countries including Bangladesh, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, and... click to read more

  • Tofazzal Islam | Professor at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 6, 2023
Towards Smaller And Less Palatable Fish Species In A Warmer World

Human activities drive changes in marine ecosystems, both directly through e.g. fishing and habitat modification, and indirectly through climate change. Warmer temperatures and associated oxygen decrease will influence the abundance, distribution and diversity of wild fish stocks. Previous studies showed that smaller fishes can cope... click to read more

  • Renato Salvatteci | Scientific project manager at Center for Ocean and Society, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Views 2427
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 25, 2022
Tiny barcodes for a global food chain

Do you know where your food comes from? How would you find out? Every year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses. Traditionally, when an outbreak occurs, such as the multi-state E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce in 2018, the source of... click to read more

  • Christopher P. Mancuso | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jason Qian | PhD Student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Views 16063
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 7, 2021
A rapidly changing ocean is alarming for fisheries sustainability

Our oceans support millions of people's livelihoods and well-being. Marine fisheries connect the vast ocean space and the world's fish markets, providing fish and other seafood on our tables. Today's drastic climate change is threatening fisheries worldwide, because the marine ecosystem is responding to climate-induced... click to read more

Views 3386
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 22, 2021