There are approximately 140 000 species of higher fungi. Only 10% of mushroom-forming species are known, making them an enormous untapped pool of potentially useful substances.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant from Central Asia but is grown in several parts of the world today. This plant produces cannabinoids – active chemical compounds that cause drug-like effects all over the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.
As I was winding down my work for 2015, an article in “The Scientist” on shortage of agar in late November caught my eye. At the time, I was busy planning experiments that involved production of bacteriophages which infect and replicate within bacterial cells
Over the last decade or so, the explosion in outputs of DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and modern molecular genetics opens the possibility of completely redesigning new crops from scratch.
Meet Denis Kutnjak, National Institute of Biology (NIB)
The formation of holes in cheese has interested scientists for long time.
The clover genome is very complicated and even though many scientists have tried to find the exact genes responsible for the four-leaf mutation, they haven’t been identified as of yet.