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Staff 12-12-2013 04:44 PM

How onions recognize when to bulb
 
How onions recognize when to bulb
PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 3-Dec-2013
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Contact: Emma Timewell

How onions recognize when to bulb
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New research from New Zealand will help to breed new onions tailored to grow in specific conditions.

Onions, the third largest vegetable crop in the world, form a bulb in response to lengthening days, however the molecular mechanisms controlling this response were not previously known. Research undertaken by Plant & Food Research and the University of Otago has identified the gene controlling bulb development, the first step in discovering...

Equilibrium 12-15-2013 03:44 AM

I like seeing traditional breeding programs funded.... nice find.


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