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Tracking Movement Of Sugar In Plants

Tracking Movement Of Sugar In Plants

By Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, overturns a long-held theory in plant science....

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2014-03-14 23:02:52

Transparency Market Research Report published "Plant Growth Regulators (Cytokinins, Auxins and Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the report with Full TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/plant-growth-regulators.html Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Plant Growth Regulators (Cytokinins, Auxins and...

Why Are Leaf Epidermal Cells Shaped Like A Jigsaw Puzzle Piece?
2014-03-14 15:02:41

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside scientists discover auxin sensing and signaling complex on plant cell surface that explains why leaf epidermal cells have jigsaw puzzle-piece shapes Auxin, a small molecule, is a plant hormone discovered by Charles Darwin about 100 years ago. Over the years that followed it became understood to be the most important and versatile plant hormone controlling nearly all aspects of plant growth and development, such as bending of shoots...

2014-03-11 08:22:12

ALBANY, New York, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Plant Growth Regulators (Cytokinins, Auxins and Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global demand for plant growth regulators was valued at USD 3,360.0 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 5,936.2 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 8.5 % from 2013 to 2019. Browse Global Plant...

What Makes Plants Grow Toward The Light?
2013-05-28 14:02:26

Technische Universität München Plants have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to generate energy by photosynthesis. Now an international team of scientists has provided definitive insights into the driving force behind this movement — the plant hormone auxin. The growth of plants toward light is...

2013-05-28 11:28:39

Dartmouth study identifies new regulator for plant hormone signaling Dartmouth College researchers have identified a new regulator for plant hormone signaling -- the KISS ME DEADLY family of proteins (KMDs) — that may help to improve production of fruits, vegetables and grains. The study's results will be published the week of May 27 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Journalists can access the paper, titled "SCFKMD controls cytokinin signaling by...

Lettuce That Could Sprout Year Round
2013-03-29 10:58:06

University of California, Davis A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather – a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures. The study also included researchers from Arcadia Biosciences and Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India. The finding is particularly important to the nearly...

2012-12-12 12:21:47

LOVELAND, Colo., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Loveland Products announces a new active ingredient registration, resulting in the release of a new seed treatment named Consensus®. "The EPA registration of Salicylic Acid for seed treatment use was our goal for a number of years," stated Marty Robinson, Seed Treatment Market Manager at Loveland Products. "The registration was recently approved, allowing us to move forward with this innovative product." Consensus, a new seed treatment...

Why Peppers Do Not Mature After Picking
2012-08-03 11:52:53

Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits react differently to the plant hormone ethylene Tomato breeders scored a coup several years ago when they identified tomatoes with a genetic defect that made the fruits mature very slowly, even under the influence of the phytohormone ethylene. Traders and growers were delighted as it gave them more time to transport the crop, initially still green, from where it was harvested to where it would be sold. At the stores, the tomatoes could then be treated...

2012-04-16 21:37:40

Have you ever wondered why stems grow upwards and roots downwards? Why plants always seem to turn towards the light and climbing plants run up the trellis rather than down? The answer is simple: auxin! But maybe not that simple, since plant hormones — and auxin is a plant hormone — are regulated by complex combinations of various processes. Elke Barbez, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn and Jirí  Friml, connected to VIB and UGent recently identified an...

2012-04-03 09:14:45

Plants breathe through stomata Plant leaves are protected from drying out by an airtight wax layer. They breathe and release water through microscopic pores called stomata. Every year 40% of atmospheric CO2 and twice the volume of water found in our atmosphere pass through these pores. This means that stomata are not only important for plant development but also for our climate! It's no surprise then that these pores appear to be strictly regulated by plants. Stomata react extremely...