Latest Plant Cell Stories
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues.
New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that the tiny proportion of a cell's DNA that is located outside the cell nucleus has a disproportionately large effect on a cell's metabolism.
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it’s generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource.
Biologists may have unearthed the potential to manipulate the functions of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells responsible for photosynthesis.
UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance.
Dodder vines are parasitic plants that suck water, nutrients and information from other plants as they spread over them.
Plants are dependent on the sun. Sunlight does not only supply them with energy, but also controls their development steps.
Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss.
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.
Not only mineral oil and petroleum gas, also phosphorous is a scarce resource.