Image of the Day: Downward Pull

Plants' actin skeletons (green) and plastids (red) help them sense and respond to gravity.

By | February 15, 2013

American Journal of Botany, Elison Blancaflor, Plant Biology Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc., Ardmore, OK

Correction (February 18, 2013): This story has been updated from its original version to correctly reflect that it is plastids that are stained red, not plasmids. The Scientist regrets the error.

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February 18, 2013

Rather sad that "the Scientist" doesnt know the difference between plasmids and plastids!

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