Scientists crack the code to improve stress tolerance in plants

Arabidopsis thaliana. Credit: Wikipedia. In any eukaryotic organism, the DNA in a cell exists not as a loose strand, but as a highly condensed complex that consists of DNA and other proteins known as histones. Overall, this condensed structure is referred to as chromatin, and this packaging is important for maintaining the integrity of DNA […]

Storability of vegetable carotene severely affected by oxygen in air

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The shelf life of vegetable carotenoids when stored in powdered form is severely affected by oxygen in the storage environment—an effect that has a big impact on the food industry, but that can be dramatically reduced by implementing optimized production processes. This is the clear finding of an elaborate study using […]