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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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Widespread Plant Immune Tactics

By Jef Akst | February 22, 2016

A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.

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A Lot to Chew On

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2014

Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.

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Wild Relatives

By Colin K. Khoury, Hannes Dempewolf, and Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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Stranger than Fiction

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2014

Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.

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In Evolution's Garden

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2013

Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.

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