Discovery of a new strategy to improve Nitrogen use efficiency in crops

by Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas CBGP

During the last decades, the application of nitrogen fertilizers (N) has been used to improve the yield of crops. However, plants only use a small proportion of them which leads to very negative impac...

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Which genes determine fungal life-style in the interaction with plants?

by Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas CBGP

Fungi establish different interactions with plants. Close related fungal strains or species may cause diseases or not depending on their repertoire of pathogenicity mechanisms and on the ability of th...

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How to achieve drought-resistant crops to ensure food security

by CRAG

CRAG researchers publish a review in Science about the ongoing biotechnological strategies to deal with drought, the greatest threat to agriculture

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Advances deciphering the epigenome of plants

by Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas CBGP

The term epigenome refers to the set of regulatory modifications that alters DNA or histones in the nucleus.

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Hexenyl butyrate

by Universitat Politècnica de València

The IBMCP (UPV-CSIC) shows that tomato aroma protects plants from bacterial attacks

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