Latest Brassinosteroid Stories
Scientists have discovered how plants use steroid hormones to choose growth over defense when their survival depends on it.
Light is not only the source of a plant's energy, but also an environmental signal that instructs the growth behavior of plants.
Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss.
A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops.
Plants are very sensitive to light conditions because light is their source of energy and also a signal that activates the special photoreceptors that regulate growth, metabolism, and physiological development.
Scientists have known for some time how important plant steroids called brassinosteroids are for regulating plant growth and development.
Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues,* have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each otherâ€”one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the experimental plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a relative of mustard.
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones (brassinosteroids).
A secret long held by plants has been revealed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers. The new discovery, which builds on more than a decade of painstaking surveillance of cellular communication between different types of plant tissues, shows clearly for the first time how plants "decide" to grow.
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