Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut
Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.
Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut

Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.

Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.

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A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Arabidopsis with guard cells modified by a light-activated potassium ion channel can open and close stomata more quickly, conserving water.
Image of the Day: Stockpile
Image of the Day: Stockpile
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 11, 2019
See photographs from a project documenting seed vaults around the world.
Image of the Day: Nuclei Hoarders
Image of the Day: Nuclei Hoarders
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 21, 2019
When lacking certain enzymes that help plants coordinate cell division, Arabidopsis thaliana cells grow and collect multiple nuclei.
Image of the Day: Roses Are Red, Poppies Are Too
Image of the Day: Roses Are Red, Poppies Are Too
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 14, 2019
New research shows how they get their deep hue.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Better Base Editing in Plants
Better Base Editing in Plants
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Adenine editing enzymes have been adapted for use in plants.
Infographic: Plant Genome Editors Get A New Tool
Infographic: Plant Genome Editors Get A New Tool
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Adenine editing enzymes have been adapted for use in plants.
Clues to How Ancient Plants Handled Fungal Pests
Clues to How Ancient Plants Handled Fungal Pests
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2019
In plants ranging from liverworts to wheat, parasitic water molds build intracellular structures analogous to the nutrient-exchanging structures of symbiotic fungi.
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.