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USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Youssef Belkhadir Deciphers Plants’ Signaling Soundtrack
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
An entrepreneurial attitude helped this Vienna-based researcher begin to unravel the complex receptor network that
uses to develop and defend itself.
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2018
To maintain an energy-saving growth strategy in the absence of light, seedlings need signals generated by pectin in their cell walls.
How Manipulating the Plant Microbiome Could Improve Agriculture
Davide Bulgarelli | Feb 1, 2018
It has become increasingly evident that, like animals, plants are not autonomous organisms but rather are populated by a cornucopia of diverse microorganisms.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2017
Plants have so much to teach us.
Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Unlike animals, plants stably pass on their DNA methylomes from one generation to the next. The resulting gene silencing likely hides an abundance of phenotypic variation.
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching
as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.
Plant Photoreceptor Doubles as a Thermometer
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Warmth acts on a light-sensing protein similarly to the way shade does, setting off a growth spurt in plant seedlings.
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Science History: The First Transgenic
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
Tweaks to a transformation protocol in 1986 cemented the little plant's mighty role in plant genetics research.