Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System

Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.

Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.

plant biology
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2019
An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.
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.