Tag: "grapes" at biology news
New mechanism for nutrient uptake discovered
...sms—cyanobacteria in the ocean, fungi that grow on grapes
and make our wine, plants that provide our food—and even in our kidneys, which excrete nitrogen. We also suspect other different types of transporters will be discovered to work in this way." The scientists don't yet know what triggers the rapid s...
Grape expectations for healthier wine
A new technique that uses ozone to preserve grapes
could help prevent allergies and boost healthy com...d other conditions in some people. Mass-marketed grapes
can remain in storage for months and are usually treated with sulphur dioxide to prevent decay. Alth...
'Failed' experiment yields a biocontrol agent that doesn't trigger antibiotic resistance
...wine enthusiasts who are as comfortable fermenting grapes
as they are transforming bacterial plasmids, partnered with students from the Weinert Applied Ventures Program at the UW-Madison School of Business to develop a plan for ConjuGon. One of the students, Sal Braico, ultimately became Chief Operating Of...
Plant wounds trigger bacteria
...ies and peaches, raspberries and high-quality vine grapes
like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon tend to be susceptible to the disease, which can stunt or kill a plant. Grafting can also lead to infections. "There are really no chemicals, no sprays that can control this disease," said Tom Burr, a plant pat...
Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables
... and his associates dipped a group of common table grapes
(Crimson Seedless) into Aloe vera gel and stored...perature while exposing a group of untreated table grapes
to the same conditions. The colorless Aloe gel used in this study was developed through a special pr...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
...a cousin of flavonoids found in broccoli, cabbage, grapes
and red wine that are known to help prevent cancer. The team had been working on other chemicals to try to stop AH activity. "We initially hypothesized that EGCG would work in the same way as other AH antagonists, by binding directly to it. We were ...