Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex

Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.

Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.

plant pathogens
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
Pathogens appear to steal the metal from plants using the erratic motion of microscopic particles.
A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Beech Trees
A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Beech Trees
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 22, 2019
Scientists suspect the rapidly spreading beech leaf disease is due to an unidentified microbe.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
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.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com
How Viruses Attack Plants
How Viruses Attack Plants
Claire Asher | Jan 31, 2018
Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Diana Kwon | May 17, 2017
Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.
TS Picks: June 15, 2015
TS Picks: June 15, 2015
Tracy Vence | Jun 15, 2015
Memory-based dietary assessments; organs-on-a-chip; scientists in Italy accused of spreading plant pathogen