Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another
Watch a Plastid Squirm from One Plant Cell to Another

Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.

Entire organelles bearing DNA move between strains of tobacco that were grafted to one another.

plant biology
Plant Cells Swap Organelles
Plant Cells Swap Organelles
Abby Olena | Jan 7, 2021
Their relocation explains horizontal genome transfer first described more than a decade ago.
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni | Oct 19, 2020
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production.
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Amy Schleunes | Mar 9, 2020
NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.
Enter a Ghost Forest
Enter a Ghost Forest
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Take a tour of a forest killed by salt inundation brought by rising seas—a powerful reminder that climate change is affecting ecosystems around the world.
Sowing Seeds of Change
Sowing Seeds of Change
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Watch Profilee Joanne Chory deliver a TED talk on her project to breed climate change–busting plants.
Book Excerpt from <em>Tree Story</em>
Book Excerpt from Tree Story
Valerie Trouet | Mar 1, 2020
In Chapter 5, “The Messiah, the Plague, and Shipwrecks under the City,” author Valerie Trouet tells the tale of wooden structures crafted by Europeans millennia ago and how dendrochronology helped determine their age.
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2020 issue of The Scientist.