Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick

A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

plant biology
Youssef Belkhadir Deciphers Plants’ Signaling Soundtrack
Youssef Belkhadir Deciphers Plants’ Signaling Soundtrack
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
An entrepreneurial attitude helped this Vienna-based researcher begin to unravel the complex receptor network that Arabidopsis uses to develop and defend itself.
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.
Far Out Gardening
Far Out Gardening
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2018
Blast off into orbit, where researchers on the International Space Station are growing plants in systems that may one day sustain astronauts travelling far across the solar system and beyond.
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
Image of the Day: Puzzle Plants
Image of the Day: Puzzle Plants
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 19, 2018
The jigsaw-shape cells found in the epidermis of many plants may serve to reduce mechanical stress on cell walls.
Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi Investigates How Pathogens Invade Plant Roots
Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi Investigates How Pathogens Invade Plant Roots
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2018
The Purdue University researcher is one of the first to examine the molecular processes that underlie infection by soil microbes.
Planting Independence: A Profile of Katayoon Dehesh
Planting Independence: A Profile of Katayoon Dehesh
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2018
After a harrowing escape from Iran, Dehesh never shied away from difficult choices to pursue a career in plant biology.
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2018
To maintain an energy-saving growth strategy in the absence of light, seedlings need signals generated by pectin in their cell walls.