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Plant Data, for a Price
Bob Grant | Sep 3, 2013
An online repository of botanical data previously funded by the National Science Foundation is forced to collect user fees for the first time in its 14-year existence.
How Plants Feel
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2012
A hormone called jasmonate mediates plants' responses to touch and can boost defenses against pests.
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 18, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Memory Tools for Plants
Amy Coombs | Jun 4, 2012
How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Flowers Count Pollen
Sabrina Richards | May 18, 2012
Plants carefully control how many sperm reach an ovule by shutting down the pollen-attracting process after sperm and egg fuse.
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2011
Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with
fitness in various climates.
Deep Tissue Treatment
Tia Ghose | Sep 1, 2011
A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.
The First Plant Interactome
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 28, 2011
Protein interaction networks in
give clues to plant evolution and immunity.
Keeping immunity in check
Megan Scudellari | Jun 16, 2011
Two newly discovered proteins that act as brakes to slow a plant's immune response after infection may provide clues to autoimmune treatments.