Blueprint for blueberry: decoding the genetic pathways of plant regrowth

A pivotal study has shed light on the genetic factors that govern the ability of highbush blueberries to regenerate from shoots, a critical process for plant breeding and genetic engineering. By comparing the transcriptomes of two genotypes with contrasting regeneration rates, researchers identified key auxin-related genes and transcription factors crucial to this process.

Blueberry Extract May Aid Wound Healing

Treating wounds with an extract taken from wild blueberries may improve healing, according to a new study. The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022.