An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Nagoya University has discovered a highly potent and selective molecule, SPL7, that can lead seeds of the noxious parasitic weed Striga to suicide germination. Striga, also known as witchweed, has seriously affected millions of hectares of crop fields in Africa and poses a major threat to food security. Nevertheless, an effective method to control Striga infestation remains a challenge.
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New research on major environmental issues, such as the impact of microplastics in our oceans, the UK potential for geothermal power and mitigating climate change, have been funded under the fourth round of NERC highlight topics.
The Society recently received an email from Miguel A. Campo-Bescós, Public University of Navarre, Spain, Irene Marzolff, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Saskia Foerster, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany