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Chlorophyll

How Plants Bind Their Green Pigment Chlorophyll

Whenever you see green color out in nature, you are likely to look at chlorophyll. This is the pigment used by all plants to...
wheat rust

Sydney Scientists Solve 30-Year Wheat Rust Puzzle

An international group of scientists co-led by the University of Sydney has isolated the first major resistance genes against stripe rust, which threatens to...
Root Development

New Process in Root Development Discovered

As the plant root grows, a root cap protects its fragile tip. Every few hours, the old cap is lost and a new one...
rose

Rose Reveals Its Secrets

Breeders are constantly looking to develop rose varieties that meet consumer requirements while also being resistant to diseases. The latter is also important when...
overdoses of sunlight

Plants Respond Better to Overdoses of Light Than Expected

Green plants have an effective method of capturing and processing sunlight. The plant diverts the absorbed photons (light particles) to an internal processing unit,...
Plant Cell

New Details of Molecular Machinery that Builds Plant Cell Wall Components

Plants are among the most effective energy convertors on Earth. They capture solar energy and convert it to carbon-based compounds that are used for...
soybean oil

Study Suggests New Targets for Improving Soybean Oil Content

Scientists working to increase soybean oil content tend to focus their efforts on genes known to impact the plant’s seeds, but a Purdue University...
plant biotechnology

Revealing an Imperfect Actor in Plant Biotechnology

A research team led by MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research has harnessed metabolomic technologies to unravel the molecular activities of a key protein...
trees

Tree Pump System Can Drive Robots of the Future

Just as humans have arteries and veins that transport blood from the heart out to tissue and back again, plants have two types of...
plant cell

Plant Cell Walls’ Stretch-but-don’t-break Growth More Complex than Once Thought

Plant cell wall growth is typically described as a simple process, but researchers using a microscope that can resolve images on the nanoscale level...
plant immune system

How Plants Can Tell Friend from Foe

The plant’s immune system can recognize whether a piece of RNA is an invader or not based on whether the RNA has a threaded...
stomata

Biologists Discover Origin of Stomata

An international team has discovered a genetic mechanism that is responsible for the development of stomata – microscopic valves on the surface of plants...
plant breeding

Iowa State University Scientists Propose a New Strategy to Accelerate Plant...

A new study led by an Iowa State University agronomist may help scientists sift through vast amounts of plant seeds stored in gene bank...
Plant Pathogens

Fighting Plant Pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold...
soybeans

Study: Future Drought Will Offset Benefits of Higher CO2 on Soybean...

An eight-year study of soybeans grown outdoors in a carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere like that expected by 2050 has yielded a new and worrisome finding:...