Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

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Joe Louis Studies the Molecular Battles Between Plants and Insects
Joe Louis Studies the Molecular Battles Between Plants and Insects
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2020
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wants to help pave the way for creating environmentally friendly tools to replace insecticides to control agricultural pests.
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2019
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.
Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.
Image of the Day: 3-D Tissues
Image of the Day: 3-D Tissues
Chia-Yi Hou | May 13, 2019
Scientists create an atlas of Arabidopsis cell and tissue reconstructions in three dimensions.
Image of the Day: Nuclei Hoarders
Image of the Day: Nuclei Hoarders
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 21, 2019
When lacking certain enzymes that help plants coordinate cell division, Arabidopsis thaliana cells grow and collect multiple nuclei.
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant PhenotypesZach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2019
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researcher is fueled by curiosity about how one species’ genome can produce a wide variety of traits.
Presence of Bacterial Pathogen Blocks <em>Arabidopsis</em> Germination
Presence of Bacterial Pathogen Blocks Arabidopsis Germination
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2019
A compound produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa activates signaling pathways that prevent seeds from growing in unfavorable environments.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Ashley Yeager | Dec 14, 2018
During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.