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Aquatic Algae Can See A Wide Spectrum Of Light
2014-05-02 03:00:50

Aquatic algae can sense an unexpectedly wide range of color, allowing them to sense and adapt to changing light conditions in lakes and oceans.

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.

2012-04-16 12:54:52

Mild mannered though they seem, plants are extremely competitive, especially when it comes to getting their fair share of sunlight.

2010-09-27 17:25:27

Flowering plants produce nectar to attract insect pollinators.

2010-07-01 12:00:16

A team of researchers from Duke University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has found a central part in the machinery that turns plants green when they sense light.

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2010-06-25 08:11:42

A team of researchers have identified the courier that gives the signal to revamp the plant's gene expression pattern after photoreceptors have been activated by light.

2010-06-01 13:40:01

New findings will help scientists understand how plants respond to light.

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2009-11-11 14:25:37

Charting femtosecond energy flow could aid redesign of molecules to improve light capture.

2009-05-08 09:20:02

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego – led by 2008 Nobel-Prize winner Roger Tsien, PhD – have shown that bacterial proteins called phytochromes can be engineered into infrared-fluorescent proteins (IFPs).

2009-04-01 15:03:04

British scientists say they have made a discovery about plant growth that might have an enormous impact on crop production as global warming increases. Researchers at the universities of Leicester and Oxford say they've identified a gene that's responsible for controlling plant growth in elevated temperatures. Dr.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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