Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants

Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.

Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.

The Literature
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The antimicrobial compounds ants excrete to defend themselves from pathogens may protect plants as well.
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The invertebrate predators prey on and lay their eggs near emerging tadpoles, potentially threatening the conservation of endangered frogs, researchers find.
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
A newly identified group of viruses may help suppress eukaryotes’ immune response and promote tolerance of endosymbiotic bacteria.
Aneuploidy Could Explain Variability in Female Fertility: Study
Aneuploidy Could Explain Variability in Female Fertility: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Eggs from girls and from older women show higher rates of errors in chromosome number.
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Organelles isolated from two types of neurons and a nonneuronal astrocyte in the mouse cerebellum showed varying levels of proteins, hinting at functional differences.
Alzheimer’s Drug Reduces Chagas Disease Infection in Mice
Alzheimer’s Drug Reduces Chagas Disease Infection in Mice
Emily Makowski | Dec 1, 2019
The drug, called memantine, could enter clinical trials to determine its effectiveness in humans.
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2019
A single-cell map of C. elegans’s transcriptome during development finds cell lineages that start out genetically different and end up as cells of similar function and genetic profile.
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019
Cable bacteria can live in stirred-up sediments by associating with structures built by Chaetopterus variopedatus.