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Latest Plant anatomy Stories

2012-02-06 11:12:10

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

2011-12-20 22:43:43

Plant roots are fascinating plant organs – they not only anchor the plant, but are also the world's most efficient mining companies.

2011-12-13 22:27:03

Plants must supply their various tissues with the carbohydrates they produce through photosynthesis in the leaves.

2011-12-12 22:28:15

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

2011-11-04 23:04:27

The discovery of a new gene is helping researchers at Michigan State University envision more-efficient molecular factories of the future.

2011-09-13 12:18:12

A new technique developed by researchers at RIKEN has clarified the location and dynamics of specific metabolites in a single cell of the alga Chara australis.

2011-09-08 20:47:42

The way in which plants space out the pores through which they breathe depends on keeping a protein active during stem cell growth.

2011-08-25 21:34:14

Like all living things, plants depend for their growth and sustenance on elaborate signaling networks to maintain stem cells, cells that have an almost magical regenerative capacity.


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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