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Agriculture

A red future for improving crop production?

Credit: Lawrence Atkin Researchers have found a way to engineer more efficient versions of the plant enzyme Rubisco by using a red-algae-like Rubisco from a bacterium. For 50 years scientists have striven to boost the activity of

The cost of drought in Italy

Droughts are, after floods and storms, the costliest natural hazard. The expected increa,se in the frequency and intensity of drought events due to climate change reinforces the necessity to improve the quality and reliability of…

‘Save me Seymour!’

Urgent conservation needed for world's carnivorous plants New international research led by Curtin University has found approximately a quarter of carnivorous plant species across the world may be at risk of extinction due to global…