Chinese scientists uncover gene for rice adaption to low soil nitrogen

IMAGE: a. OsTCP19-H is significant correlated with soil nitrogen content. b-f. OsTCP19-H significantly increases grain yield and NUE under LN and MN conditions. view more  Credit: IGDB Chinese scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have found a gene that plays an important role in helping rice […]

Chemists characterize key compound for catalytic nitrogen atom transfer — ScienceDaily

Catalysts with a metal-nitrogen bond can transfer nitrogen to organic molecules. In this process short-lived molecular species are formed, whose properties critically determine the course of the reaction and product formation. The key compound in a catalytic nitrogen-atom transfer reaction has now been analysed in detail by chemists. The detailed understanding of this reaction will […]

Heavy rainfall drives one-third of nitrogen runoff, according to new study

Intense rainfall drives a significant portion of nitrogen runoff from agricultural fields. Credit: NOAA Heavy rain events that occur only a few days a year can account for up to one-third of the annual nitrogen runoff from farmland in the Mississippi River basin, according to a new study by Iowa State University scientists. The U.S. […]

The Legacy of Nitrogen Pollution

Kim Van Meter jokes that she can trace her career back to a family road trip across the Midwest she took as a child, when an aunt promised a restless Van Meter a penny for each cow she counted along the way. Van Meter dutifully tallied up thousands of cows in pastures along […]