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    [2017-01-12]

      By 2040, Chinese cities will house a billion residents, and the need to provide fresh food for this large population will become a greater challenge. Urban development reduces arable land for traditional agriculture while urban industrialization pushes clean growing areas further away from u...

  •   There is a growing concern about heavy or toxic metals pollution in foodcrops, since dietary intake is considered to be one of the major routes of metal(loid) exposure to humans. Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and Arsenic (As) are among the most common toxic heavy metals. The excessive levels of th...

  •   Environmental stresses reduce plant productivity. Both abiotic and biotic stresses disrupt normal cellular homeostasis leading to elevated levels of reactive oxygen species that in turn leads to cellular damage and cell death. We have been interested in the molecular mechanisms of plant to...

  •   China is one of the richest countries in plant biodiversity in the world and also has a high level of endemism. However, plant diversity in China is increasingly threatened due to rapid industrialization, extensive urbanization, and explosive economic growth. Twenty percent of China's tota...

  •   Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk, a representative specimen of the genus Rhodomyrtus and commonly known as rose myrtle, is an abundant flowering evergreen shrub growing in southern and southeastern Asia, particularly in southern China. It has been reputed for the medical uses of its leave...
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