Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land

An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.

An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.

plant biology
The Long Road to Edible Cottonseed
The Long Road to Edible Cottonseed
Shawna Williams | Oct 11, 2019
The FDA recently cleared the way for marketing of the genetically modified product. Texas A&M’s Keerti Rathore speaks with The Scientist about why and how it was developed.
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.
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Arabidopsis with guard cells modified by a light-activated potassium ion channel can open and close stomata more quickly, conserving water.
DEA Again Promises to Improve Access to Marijuana for Research
DEA Again Promises to Improve Access to Marijuana for Research
Ashley Yeager | Aug 26, 2019
After years of stalling, the agency says it plans to provide notice on pending applications from growers—but only after it establishes new regulations for suppliers.
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 19, 2019
Oxytetracycline, approved by the US government to combat citrus scourge, may not work—at least not as a spray.
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Shawna Williams | Aug 8, 2019
Leonard Dyck is remembered for sharing his passion for plants with students at the University of British Columbia.
Image of the Day: Tree Hugger
Image of the Day: Tree Hugger
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
Water flows between a dead-looking stump and nearby trees on an alternating schedule.
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Sylvie Brouder | Jun 17, 2019
Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.