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2011-12-19 16:16:05

A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled.

2011-12-12 22:28:15

Multicellular organisms must have a means for cells to communicate with one another.

2011-11-23 12:12:02

Blossom end rot on tomatoes and cucumbers, bitter-pit in apples – these unpleasant blemishes on fruits and vegetables not only compromises the flavor but also causes significant harvest losses every year.

2011-11-22 11:33:19

University of Georgia researchers have discovered that two proteins come together in an unexpected way to make a carbohydrate, a chain of sugar molecules, in plant cell walls.

2011-11-16 09:40:56

In 1925, Henry Ford observed that fuel is present in all vegetative matter that can be fermented and predicted that Americans would someday grow their own fuel.

2011-10-26 00:34:51

Taking a cue from Mother Nature, researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have undertaken a first-of-its-kind study of a naturally occurring phenomenon in trees to spur the development of more efficient bioenergy crops.

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2011-07-22 11:48:42

Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets opponents' cell walls and immunizes itself against its own weapons.

2011-07-14 16:02:57

Plants have neither supportive bone tissue nor muscles, and yet they can form rigid structures like stalks and even tree trunks.

2011-07-12 12:57:22

Plants, too, have an immune system that protects them against diseases.

2011-06-16 21:35:32

Glycomics is the functional study of the entire set of sugars found in a given species.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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