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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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Plant Data, for a Price

By | September 3, 2013

An online repository of botanical data previously funded by the National Science Foundation is forced to collect user fees for the first time in its 14-year existence.

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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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Genome Digest

By | September 18, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Memory Tools for Plants

By | June 4, 2012

How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network


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Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker

By | June 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30

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Flowers Count Pollen

By | May 18, 2012

Plants carefully control how many sperm reach an ovule by shutting down the pollen-attracting process after sperm and egg fuse.


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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.


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Deep Tissue Treatment

By | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.


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The First Plant Interactome

By | July 28, 2011

Protein interaction networks in Arabidopsis give clues to plant evolution and immunity.


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