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An Enduring Partnership

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2018

Humanity would be nothing without plants. It’s high time we recognize their crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.

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The Purdue University researcher is one of the first to examine the molecular processes that underlie infection by soil microbes.

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Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops

By Claire Asher | February 1, 2018

Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.

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Growing Awareness

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.

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Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 13, 2017

A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.

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Evidence of Risk Assessment in Plants Reported

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 30, 2016

Pea plants seem to assess risks related to nutrient access and direct their roots accordingly.

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Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists

By Alan M. Jones | October 1, 2014

Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population.

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