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dsRNA silencing of an R2R3-MYB transcription factor affects flower cell shape in a Dendrobium hybrid

TS. Lau S-E, Schwarzacher T, Othman RY, Harikrishna JA. 2015. dsRNA silencing of an R2R3-MYB transcription factor affects flower cell shape in a Dendrobium hybrid. BMC Plant Biology 15, no. 1: 194. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/15/194 DOI 10.1186/s12870-015-0577-3 Local copy Lau et al Dendrobium dsRNA silencing BMCPlant Biology … Continue reading

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Diversity in Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum): morphology and seed oil

311. Worku N, Heslop-Harrison JS, Wakjira A. 2015. Diversity in 198 Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum) accessions based on morphological characterization and seed oil characteristics. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (GRACE) 62: 1037–1053. doi:10.1007/s10722-014-0207-1 (on-line 20 Jan 2015). And Worku: Linum / Linseed … Continue reading

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Nouf Alsayied: PhD student with Saffron Crocus at the University of Leicester and faculty member Umm Al-Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

My research focuses on understanding the origin and diversity of the genus Crocus (Iridaceae), with particular emphasis on a triploid sterile plant, Crocus sativus (2n=3x=24) that yields Saffron, one of the most expensive spices on earth. The saffron is the … Continue reading

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The origin of saffron: Crocus sativus

Our research projects are studying the origins and diversity in several polyploid crops: banana, wheats, Brassica, Panicum millets, Nicotiana and the saffron crocus, Crocus sativus. The spice saffron is the stigmas of the flowers, and widely appreciated in Indian and … Continue reading

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