Tag: "fragrant" at biology news
Salk scientists get to the root of plant cell fate
...at's because rather than being topped by a lovely, fragrant
bloom, a rose mutant in the gene known as TOPLESS would be crowned by a homely second root. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies studying the frumpy wild mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana rather than the elegant rose recently de...
Researchers discover key gene involved in bark beetle pheromone production
...ones: they manufacture their own monoterpenes ?the fragrant
substances plants produce and which are often used in perfumes. It had been thought that insects and other animals were incapable of making these substances. "The goal of our research is ultimately to control pheromone production," said Gary Blomqui...