A Newly Found Organ for <em>Arabidopsis</em>
A Newly Found Organ for Arabidopsis
Horizontal arms dubbed cantils only appear under certain growing conditions—perhaps explaining why they had not been identified before.
A Newly Found Organ for Arabidopsis
A Newly Found Organ for Arabidopsis

Horizontal arms dubbed cantils only appear under certain growing conditions—perhaps explaining why they had not been identified before.

Horizontal arms dubbed cantils only appear under certain growing conditions—perhaps explaining why they had not been identified before.

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Stress-Response Compound Widespread in Animals Is Found in Plants
Stress-Response Compound Widespread in Animals Is Found in Plants
Shawna Williams | May 22, 2021
TMAO appears to both stabilize other plant proteins and influence the expression of stress-response genes, researchers report.
Siobh&aacute;n Brady Uses Big Data to Investigate Plant Development
Siobhán Brady Uses Big Data to Investigate Plant Development
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2021
The University of California, Davis, professor is a pioneer in teasing apart the changes in gene expression that drive root development.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
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 Phenotypes
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 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 | Feb 1, 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.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
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
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 Arabidopsis uses to develop and defend itself.
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
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
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.
Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets
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.
A Walk on the Wild Side
A Walk on the Wild Side
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2017
Plants have so much to teach us.