Plant-inspired alkaloids protect rice, kiwi and citrus from harmful bacteria

Plants get bacterial infections, just as humans do. When food crops and trees are infected, their yield and quality can suffer. Although some compounds have been developed to protect plants, few of them work on a wide variety of crops, and bacteria are developing resistance. Now, researchers have modified natural plant alkaloids into new compounds that kill bacteria responsible for diseases in rice, kiwi and citrus.

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Plant-inspired alkaloids protect rice, kiwi and citrus from harmful bacteria

Plants get bacterial infections, just as humans do. When food crops and trees are infected, their yield and quality can suffer. Although some compounds have been developed to protect plants, few of them work on a wide variety of crops, and bacteria are developing resistance. Now, researchers have modified natural plant alkaloids into new compounds that kill bacteria responsible for diseases in rice, kiwi and citrus.

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How To Bring Scientific Integrity Back To White House, USA

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:04:30 +0000

One thing I am particularly looking forward to is hearing more from experts and scientists so that we can usher in a new era of science-based policymaking. But before we get too excited about what those changes could be, there are some essential actions that the Biden administration must take to ensure that the scientists and their work will be protected over the next four years and beyond

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3 Big Tesla Achievements in China — Clearly Plenty of Demand

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:17:49 +0000

Tesla is starting the week after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with several achievements in China

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US Nuclear Site Cleanup Underfunded By Up To $70 Billion

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:03:17 +0000

Wind and solar decommissioning costs are trivial. That’s yet another reason why nuclear is dead, but pretending it’s not

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November French EV Market Share Hits 15% & Growing

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:14:37 +0000

France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicle market share reach 14.8% in November 2020, up almost 5x from 3.2% share in November 2019. The homegrown Renault ZOE was again the best selling plugin. November’s 14.8% total plugin result consisted of over 7.6% pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and over 7.1% plugin hybrids [&hellip

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