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New Immunity
New Immunity
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates
Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates
Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015
Generation-spanning maps of Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
Kate Yandell | Oct 20, 2014
Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.
Stressing and FRETing
Stressing and FRETing
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2014
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.
Avoiding Salt
Avoiding Salt
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.
Plant Data, for a Price
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
How Plants Feel
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2012
A hormone called jasmonate mediates plants' responses to touch and can boost defenses against pests.
Genome Digest
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 18, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode speciesā€™ 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