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Scientists find effector gene in banane disease (video)
Scientists have mapped the DNA of the pathogen of the feared Black Sigatoka disease in bananas. This will help create resistant banana species, says research team leader Gert Kema.
Future of AlgaePARC secured
The future of AlgaePARC, the Wageningen research facility for algae research, is safe for now. Researcher Maria Barbosa of Bioprocess Engineering has acquired four research project...
Turbo plants can boost food production
The Wageningen alumnus Wanne Kromdijk and American colleagues of his have created a tobacco plant with a 15 percent higher yield. The research holds out the promise of raising food...
Pfcyp51 causes fungus’ resistance to fungicide
Banana farmers have to spray increasingly often against black sigatoka, as the responsible fungus is becoming less and less sensitive to the fungicides. PhD candidate Pablo Chong f...
Key to diet potatoes found
Wageningen plant breeders are able to produce potatoes that are hard to digest and could serve as diet potatoes. Or, conversely, very easily digestible spuds that would be very sui...
Plant-e builds a display installation on campus
The company Plant-e, a spin-off of WUR, is currently building an installation near the entrance of the Wageningen campus. The small knowledge company will illuminate an information...
Fungus stops suzuki fruit fly
Wageningen researchers seem to have found a natural enemy of the suzuki fruit fly that has been plaguing Dutch fruit-growing. The fungus Metarhizium robertsii blocks the reproducti...
Seven listed trees on campus
The stand of trees at the entrance to Radix Klima is officially listed as of historical significance. The trees are on the recently drawn-up municipal list of historic trees on pri...
Lilies and radishes come from Japan
The lilies we now put in vases as decoration come from Japan, only the Japanese used to cultivate them for their edible bulbs. Master’s student Shantonu Abe discovered this when ex...
Veggie burger from beet leaves is possible
Beet leaves contain proteins that are valuable for humans and that would work perfectly well as an alternative to animal protein, for example in veggie burgers. Techniques have alr...