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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
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
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
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
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
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower.
Image of the Day: Double Dose
Staff | Mar 28, 2017
Scientists engineered the
plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
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
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
Staff | Mar 14, 2017
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.