Plant genetics
234-Year-Old Tree Has Impressively Stable Genome
234-Year-Old Tree Has Impressively Stable Genome
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2017
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
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.
Wild Relatives
Wild Relatives
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014
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.
A Lot to Chew On
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Stranger than Fiction
Stranger than Fiction
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2014
Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.
In Evolution's Garden
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.