Yunzheng Zhang, Nian Wang, and colleagues recently put together a map, "The Citrus Microbiome: From Structure and Function to Microbiome Engineering and Beyond," which they published in the Phytobiomes Journal. Their map outlines the structure and potential functions of the plant microbiome and how this knowledge can guide us to new engineering feats and a greater understanding of the hidden treasures of the plant microbiome.
A new Dartmouth-led study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, has found that the disproportionate use of premiums within child-targeted TV advertising for children's fast-food meals is deceptive, violating the industry's own self-regulatory guidelines.
Brazilian researchers show that feed supplementation improves fatty acid profile of milk and promotes a healthier omega-6/omega-3 ratio.
Some meat eaters feel disgusted by meat, according to a new study.
By swiping surfaces in commercial food processing plants with specially designed rapid-testing adenosine triphospate (ATP) swabs - which produce a light similar to the glow of fireflies in the presence of microorganisms - spoilage and foodborne illness could diminish, according to a new study from Cornell University food scientists.
The way we live has created the "perfect storm" for the evolution and transmission of infectious diseases like Covid-19. A new editorial shows how the world's vast population of people, pets and livestock has created an ideal breeding ground for infectious diseases which are passed between humans and animals. It shows how we urgently need to control the transmission of pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 with vaccination passports, maximising genetic variation in livestock, and reducing meat consumption.
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pathogen of soybean in the United States and Canada and it is spreading rapidly, according to information compiled by Gregory Tylka and Christopher Marett, nematologists at Iowa State University. SCN was first found in the United States in 1954 and most recent estimates show that SCN results in $1.5 billion in annual yield losses.
An abnormal build up of carbohydrates -- sugars and starches -- in the kernels and leaves of a mutant line of corn can be traced to one misregulated gene, and that discovery offers clues about how the plant deals with stress.
Researchers from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology in collaboration with scientists at Oxford University have published a paper in Cell reporting the function of LanCL proteins.
Land productivity could be greatly increased by combining sheep grazing and solar energy production on the same land, according to new research by Oregon State University scientists.