Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a Agriculture and Anatomy Sciences Social Network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Biological Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Agriculture and Anatomy. While the Agriculture section covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products, the Anatomy section covers the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
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ScienceIndex.com's Agriculture Section covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products. It currently contains 50,445 articles partly derived from 346 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Agriculture Section RSS feed. One of the latest additions in this section presents an haplotype analysis of molecular markers linked to stem rust resistance genes in Ethiopian improved durum wheat varieties and tetraploid wheat landraces. The recent emergence of wheat stem rust race Ug99 (TTKSK) and related strains threatens world wheat production because they overcome widely used resistance genes that had been effective for many years. This study is the first analysis of the presence of stem rust resistance (Sr) genes in Ethiopian durum wheat varieties and tetraploid wheat landraces based on linked or associated molecular markers. Another recently included article investigates the ameliorating effects of eggplant, datura, orange nightshade, local Iranian tobacco, and field tomato as rootstocks on alkali stress in tomato plants. This study reveals that soluble sugars content, photosynthetic pigments content, Fv/Fm and PI values in plants grafted onto datura rootstock are higher than those in non-grafted plants. Thus, the use of datura rootstock can provide a useful tool for improving alkalinity tolerance of tomato plants under NaHCO3 stress.
ScienceIndex.com's Anatomy Section covers the shape and structure of organisms and their parts. It currently contains 1,422 articles partly derived from 6 scientific journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through an Anatomy Section RSS feed. One recently included article in this section investigates the enamel microstructures of bovine mandibular incisors. Bovine teeth have been considered as an excellent substitute for human teeth for dental research, however, the enamel microstructures of bovine and their spatial relationships have not been well described. Another post covers the cranial nerve (Nervus terminalis, cranial nerve N) in humans. This nerve is very distinct in human fetuses and infants but also has been repeatedly identified in adult human brains. Based on the available evidence, the Nervus terminalis appears to be functional in adult humans and should be taught in medical schools and incorporated into anatomy/neuroanatomy textbooks.
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