plants
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.
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
Diana Kwon | Apr 2, 2018
Restrictions will remain on transgenic plants, which contain artificially inserted genes from other species.
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Diana Kwon | Feb 26, 2018
The agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.
How Manipulating the Plant Microbiome Could Improve Agriculture
How Manipulating the Plant Microbiome Could Improve Agriculture
Davide Bulgarelli | Feb 1, 2018
It has become increasingly evident that, like animals, plants are not autonomous organisms but rather are populated by a cornucopia of diverse microorganisms.
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2018
Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
The Scientist Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower. 
Image of the Day: Double Dose
Image of the Day: Double Dose
The Scientist Staff | Mar 28, 2017
Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2017
Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.
Image of the Day: Mouth Guards
Image of the Day: Mouth Guards
The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2017
Grass cell stomata have a set of subsidiary cells flanking their guard cells, allowing the moisture-regulating portals to react more quickly to environmental conditions.
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2017
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.