botany
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
19th Century Experiments Explained How Trees Lift Water
19th Century Experiments Explained How Trees Lift Water
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
A maple branch and shattered equipment led to the cohesion-tension theory, the counterintuitive claim that water’s movement against gravity involves no action by trees.
Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
A group of pea plants has displayed a sensitivity to environmental cues that resembles associative learning in animals.
Plant Whisperer
Plant Whisperer
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017
Meet Monica Gagliano, the biologist who studies sound production and reception in plants and whose work with associative learning in plants is making waves in botanical circles.
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Ruth Williams | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Carl Linnaeus’s plant classification system was doomed, and he knew it.