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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Scientists Find Way to Reduce Pesticide Use and Save Millions for Ornamental Industry

Nov. 17, 2015 — Results of new research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora -- or water molds -- that can cause millions of dollars in damage annually to ornamental plants and ... read more

Scientists Transfer Genes from Poppy to a Different Species to Prevent Self-Pollination

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists have created a plant that rejects its own pollen or pollen of close relatives, according to new research. Self-pollination or 'selfing' can be bad for a plant resulting in ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a basis of communication in plant cells: The 'MICU' protein controls the calcium ion concentration in the cellular power stations. Using these chemical ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A plant geneticist has discovered the gene in the ancient Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana, known as Pitjuri to Australian indigenous Aboriginals tribes. The discovery was made ... read more

Global Connections Between El Nino Events, Drought

Nov. 2, 2015 — A team of researchers recently discovered that global climate change is causing general increases in both plant growth and potential drought risk. El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Why would plants use a seemingly inefficient method for controlling starch production? A research team studied the mechanisms controlling the plant production of starch, which is the most common ... read more

Pineapple Genome Offers Insight Into Photosynthesis in Drought-Tolerant Plants

Nov. 2, 2015 — By sequencing its genome, scientists are homing in on the genes and genetic pathways that allow the juicy pineapple plant to thrive in water-limited environments. The new findings, also open a new ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — A seed contains both a plant embryo and the sugars necessary to power its growth. The amount of sugars that fill a seed directly determines the seed's size. Until now, a direct link between the ... read more

Ancient Pollen Reveals Droughts Between Sierra Nevada Glacier Surges

Nov. 1, 2015 — Hidden below the surface of California's Central Valley are pollen grains from the Pleistocene that are providing scientists with clues to the severity of droughts that struck the region between ... read more

Lack of 'Sleep' May Zap Cell Growth, Brain Activity, Study in Plants Suggests

Oct. 30, 2015 — Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation ... read more

Pixelated Plants Shed Light on Cell Size Control

Oct. 29, 2015 — The stem cells that sustain plant growth actively control their size, researchers have discovered, adding that this process is important for the correct development of organs such as ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — When a river receives waste water from a treatment plant, the plant's efficiency is revealed. A new study group has observed that the waste water from treatment plants significantly influences ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Paleontologists have looked at the environmental changes that occurred in North and South America after large megafauna went extinct over the past 15,000 years, and found long-lasting impacts. ... read more

Cellular Stress Management in People and Plants

Oct. 26, 2015 — Bioscientists have discovered the function of a fundamental biological mechanism. Their findings are significant for the stress biology of human cells as well as the development of agricultural crops ... read more

Scientists Produce Beneficial Natural Compounds in Tomato; Industrial Scale-Up Potential

Oct. 26, 2015 — One tomato can produce the same quantity of Resveratrol as exists in 50 bottles of red wine, suggest researchers who have learned how to produce this compound naturally. One tomato has also produced ... read more

Molecular Mechanism Behind Early Flowering Identified

Oct. 23, 2015 — Plants adapt their flowering time to the temperature. But what exactly triggers their flowering at the molecular level? Can this factor switch flowering on or off and thus respond to changes in the ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — As food demands rise to unprecedented levels, farmers are in a race against time to grow plants that can withstand environmental challenges--infestation, climate change and more. Now, new research ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — New research shows that an ancient protein that protects bacteria from bursting also helps pollen survive the dangerous transition from desiccated to hydrated once it lands on the female flower. But ... read more

Study Finds Key Molecular Mechanism Regulating Plant Translational Activity

Oct. 22, 2015 — Plants can't get up and run away when they're being attacked, so they need mechanisms to rapidly respond to a stressful event and then quickly transition back to normal conditions when the ... read more

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