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Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 

By | December 14, 2017

Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies. 

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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image: Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit

Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit

By | November 21, 2017

Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower. 

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Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.

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Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.

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image: Caterpillars Turn to Cannibalism: Study

Caterpillars Turn to Cannibalism: Study

By | July 10, 2017

Herbivores may take to omnivory and eat conspecifics when the plants they feed on produce unsavory protective chemicals.

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Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Faster Than a Speeding Root Tip

Image of the Day: Faster Than a Speeding Root Tip

By | May 16, 2017

Cells within the growing root tip of an Arabidopsis plant elongate and divide, driving it forward in search of nutrients.

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Image of the Day: Double Dose

By | March 29, 2017

Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.

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image: Image of the Day: Mouth Guards

Image of the Day: Mouth Guards

By | March 17, 2017

Grass cell stomata have a set of subsidiary cells flanking their guard cells, allowing the moisture-regulating portals to react more quickly to environmental conditions.

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