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plant sixth sense ISS
2015-04-02 12:49:00

Although it is arguable as to whether plants have all five human senses – sight, scent, hearing, taste and touch – they do have a unique sense of gravity, which is being tested in space. Researchers with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will conduct a second run of the Plant Gravity Sensing study after new supplies are delivered by the sixth SpaceX commercial resupply mission to theInternational Space Station. The research team seeks to determine how plants sense their growth...

plants in space
2014-09-24 02:30:19

Plant biology investigations called Petri Plants explore the fundamental genetic mechanisms plants use to adapt to a microgravity environment.

Flower Development In 3D
2014-07-14 03:36:22

14 developmental stages of the flower of Arabidopsis thaliana from very early meristematic floral initiation to fully developed seeds were monitored with micro-computed tomography in 3D

2014-07-03 10:55:44

Scientists have identified a new mutant plant that accumulates excessive amounts of starch, which could help to boost crop yields and increase the productivity of plants grown for biofuels.

2014-07-02 15:10:46

Growing plants in a microscope is helping scientists to view roots developing in 3D and in real time.

2014-05-21 10:14:43

Can plants and animals evolve to keep pace with climate change?

Work On Microbial Signaling Offers A Window Into Better Biofuels, Human Health
2014-04-25 03:28:23

A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix.

Researchers Discover Gene Responsible For Dissected Leaves
2014-02-14 13:19:31

According to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, the hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) has a particular gene to thank for its dissected leaves.

2013-11-26 10:20:18

Plants have a love-hate relationship with sunlight.

2013-11-25 13:13:58

A molecular technique that will help the scientific community to analyze -- on a scale previously impossible -- molecules that play a critical role in regulating gene expression has been developed by a research team led by a chemist and a plant biologist at Penn State University.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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