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Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of
Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops
Claire Asher | Feb 1, 2018
Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.
How Viruses Attack Plants
Claire Asher | Jan 31, 2018
Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.
Infographic: Plants’ Microbial Communities
Davide Bulgarelli | Jan 31, 2018
Like animals, plants host communities of microbes that influence a wide variety of their biological processes.
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
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.
European Commission Grants Five-Year License Renewal for Glyphosate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
The approval of the Roundup ingredient follows an extensive debate amidst conflicting evidence over the health effects of the world’s most popular weed killer.
Long-term Study Finds That the Pesticide Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 9, 2017
The report provides evidence that goes against concerns that Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Roundup, is carcinogenic.
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
Pesticide Residues Linked to Unsuccessful IVF
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2017
Women who ate more produce known to harbor pesticides were less likely to succeed with fertility treatment than women who ate fewer of these fruits and vegetables.