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2014-01-02 10:16:44

Scientists have discovered how plants use steroid hormones to choose growth over defense when their survival depends on it.

2012-07-23 20:41:01

Light is not only the source of a plant's energy, but also an environmental signal that instructs the growth behavior of plants.

2012-02-06 11:12:10

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss.

For Stronger Corn, Make It All Female
2011-12-01 05:00:02

A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops.

2010-12-14 00:58:21

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.

2010-11-15 20:39:12

Scientists have known for some time how important plant steroids called brassinosteroids are for regulating plant growth and development.

2009-12-16 11:43:49

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues,* have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each other—one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the experimental plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a relative of mustard.

2009-09-08 15:43:38

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).

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2007-03-07 14:26:31

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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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.