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Sexless Hook-Up

By | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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Elusive Receptor ID’d

By | April 1, 2014

Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.

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Avoiding Salt

By | January 1, 2014

In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.

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Flexible Cells

By | September 1, 2013

When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.

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Sick Mold

By | May 1, 2013

A virus that infects a crop-killing fungus can spread freely, opening the possibility of its use as a fungicide.

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Smurf-y Old Age

By | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.

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How Plants Feel

By | December 1, 2012

A hormone called jasmonate mediates plants' responses to touch and can boost defenses against pests.

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Growing Human Eggs

By | June 1, 2012

Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.

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Ginormous Genome

By | May 1, 2012

Researchers find organisms with huge genomes with high mutation rates, overturning a common expectation in evolutionary biology.

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Finding Phenotypes

By | April 1, 2012

Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.

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