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Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates
Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015
Generation-spanning maps of
DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.
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
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2014
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.
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