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Old 12-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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How onions recognize when to bulb
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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...
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I like seeing traditional breeding programs funded.... nice find.
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