Latest Meristem Stories
A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a "simple hypothesis" for making significant increases in yields for the maize plant.
Flowers don't just catch our eyes, they catch those of pollinators like bees as well. They have to, in order to reproduce.
The secret to pushing tomato plants to produce more fruit might not lie in an extra dose of Miracle-Gro.
Research on controlling the stem cells of plants could eventually lead to learning how to make them produce more fruit, seed and leaves.
Power struggle between genetic master switches decides stem cell fate, growth orientation in plants.
Plant roots provide the crops we eat with water, nutrients and anchorage. Understanding how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will be necessary to address food security and produce better biofuels.
Plant stem-cells are master cells located at the tip of the stem and are part of a structure called the shoot apical meristem (SAM). Here, the stem cellsâ€”all clumped togetherâ€”divide throughout the life of the plant to give rise to other cells
Now, with data emerging from many genome sequencing projects, scientists have begun to unravel the details of plant architecture at the molecular level. This knowledge has implications for crop yield improvement, biofuel production, and materials science.