Skip to comments.Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely
Posted on 02/12/2018 11:07:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change is threatening crop yields worldwide, yet little is known about how global warming will confuse normal plant physiology. Researchers in the UK now show that higher temperatures accelerate seed dispersal in crop species belonging to the cabbage and mustard plant family, limiting reproductive success, and this effect is mediated by a gene called INDEHISCENT. The findings appear February 12 in the journal Molecular Plant.
"In many crops, such as oilseed rape, premature seed dispersal is one of the major causes of crop loss. In the context of climate change, this could become increasingly severe," says co-senior author Vinod Kumar, a plant developmental biologist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, England. "This study exposes the potential vulnerabilities of crop production in the warming world and paves the way for addressing this problem."
For their own part, Kumar and Østerwank plan to further investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying temperature-induced changes in seed dispersal. "We are hopeful that by understanding this in detail, we will be better equipped to devise strategies to breed for crop resilience to climate change," Østergaard says.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...
They make blue fertilizer for premature seedjaculation
Well, who’s gonna release the fertilizer prematurely?
Premature Spore Release. We’ve all dealt with that on occasion.
Don’t worry, it happens to everyone.
I’m looking forward to Siberian peaches.
Key words right there
Bill clinton is an oilseed rapist.
Original says the same thing.
The writer is too busy trying to pump up the message and forgot to check their talking points of the day.
Whoever keeps a ‘things blamed on climate change’ list is going to need to update it.
Bull$hit. If the climate warms, those crops move North, and everything continues as before.
The UK climate scientists were so completely and thoroughly busted for fraud a few years back. I’m surprised any source will print what they say, let alone fund them.
Why am I not seeing a problem?
[ Bull$hit. If the climate warms, those crops move North, and everything continues as before. ]
So during the ice age those same crops were living farther south.... but they moved north as the ice sheet receded....
But they are totally incapable of moving a bit further north now days...
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