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Breakthrough in efforts to 'supercharge' rice and reduce world hunger

Breakthrough in efforts to 'supercharge' rice and reduce world hunger

Plant sciences Research

Scientists have taken an important step in a long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice to increase crop yields and help meet the food needs of billions of people around the world.

Growing better trees faster

Growing better trees faster

Plant sciences Research

A new research collaboration could significantly increase the quality and economic productivity of one of the UK’s largest crop outputs, Sitka spruce conifer trees.

Study shows wheat crop yield can be increased by up to 20% using new chemical technology

Study shows wheat crop yield can be increased by up to 20% using new chemical technology

Research Chemistry Plant sciences

UK scientists have created a synthetic molecule that, when applied to crops, has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20%.

Scientists discover oldest plant root stem cells

Plant sciences Research

Scientists at Oxford University have discovered the oldest known population of plant root stem cells in a 320 million-year-old fossil.

Oxford tops most cited research table

Oxford tops most cited research table

Research Chemistry Engineering Physics Materials science Plant sciences Statistics

The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

Efforts to 'turbocharge' rice and reduce world hunger enter important new phase

Efforts to 'turbocharge' rice and reduce world hunger enter important new phase

Plant sciences Research

A long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice is entering its third stage, marking another step on the road to significantly increased crop yields that will help meet the food needs of billions of people across the developing world.

Half the world's natural history specimens may have the wrong name

Half the world's natural history specimens may have the wrong name

Plant sciences Research

As many as 50% of all natural history specimens held in the world's museums could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.