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Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

Plant genetics
A gametophyte of the brown alga <em>Desmarestia dudresnayi</em> that has both male and female reproductive structures
Meet the Algae That Went from Male/Female to Hermaphroditic
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Aug 1, 2022 | 2 min read
A study suggests that several species of brown algae may have independently evolved to express both sexes simultaneously, and it’s likely that female algae evolved male traits—not the other way around.
Man in personal protective equipment (glasses, gloves, cap, and coat) watching plants go through a piece of machinery.
Canada Approves World’s First Plant-Based COVID-19 Vaccine
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 25, 2022 | 2 min read
Canada has ordered 76 million doses of Covifenz, the main ingredient of which was manufactured in the leaves of a tobacco relative.
Sunflowers, in visible spectrum on left half (yellow colors) and UV spectrum on right half (purple and white colors).
Sunflowers’ Bee-Attracting Ultraviolet Also Helps Retain Moisture
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 8, 2022 | 5 min read
The dual purposes of the plants’ hidden colors may conflict as the climate warms, authors of a new study suggest.
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Investigating Genetic and Epigenetic Landscapes with Long-Read Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore | Aug 13, 2021 | 1 min read
Matthew Naish will discuss what he learned about Arabidopsis thaliana centromeres from long-read sequencing experiments.
two tomato plants in pots viewed from the top, one scraggly with yellow leaves and one healthier-looking
Stress-Response Compound Widespread in Animals Is Found in Plants
Shawna Williams | May 22, 2021 | 4 min read
TMAO appears to both stabilize other plant proteins and influence the expression of stress-response genes, researchers report.
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Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2019 | 2 min read
An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.
234-Year-Old Tree Has Impressively Stable Genome
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2017 | 1 min read
Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016 | 2 min read
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Wild Relatives
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, and Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014 | 5 min read
As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Stranger than Fiction
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013 | 9 min read
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.
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