plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org en A berry so shiny, it's irresistible (and inedible) http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-so-shiny-its-irresistible-and-inedible That fake fruit in the wooden bowls that hotels love to decorate their lobbies with never looks quite right. No, apparently it takes nature to make a fake that looks even better than the real thing.<p>That turns out to be the case with the amazing berry of the <em>Pollia condensata</em> plant. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:22:24 +0000 Christopher Joyce 4564 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A berry so shiny, it's irresistible (and inedible) Missouri Botanical Garden to help build online global plant database http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-botanical-garden-help-build-online-global-plant-database <p>The Missouri Botanical Garden has announced plans to help build an online database of the world&rsquo;s plants.</p><p>Working with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and the New York Botanical Garden, the Missouri Botanical Garden will compile information on as many as 400,000 land plant species, with the goal of having all the data available online by 2020.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Botanical Garden to help build online global plant database Monsanto announces progress on genetically-engineered crops projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-announces-progress-genetically-engineered-crops-projects <p><a href="http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx">Monsanto</a> today announced progress on nine of its research projects on genetically-engineered crops.</p><p>Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Monsanto's vice president of biotechnology, Steve Padgette, said several collaborations with the Germany-based <a href="http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/products-and-industries/biotechnology/plant-biotechnology/index">BASF Plant Science</a> will be moving forward in 2011.</p><p>One project involves genetically-modifying corn plants to make them use nitrogen more efficiently.</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:38:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto announces progress on genetically-engineered crops projects First global plant list available online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-global-plant-list-available-online <P><A href="http://www.mobot.org/theplantlist/">The Missouri Botanical Garden</A> in St. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:11:48 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 204 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First global plant list available online