Latest Plant physiology Stories
Farmers and other astute observers of nature have long known that crops like corn and sorghum grow taller at night.
Plants have neither supportive bone tissue nor muscles, and yet they can form rigid structures like stalks and even tree trunks.
The size of leaves can vary by a factor of 1,000 across plant species, but until now, the reason why has remained a mystery.
A new computer model of blue-green algae can predict which of the organism's genes are central to capturing energy from sunlight and other critical processes.
Although scientists have been able to sequence the genomes of many organisms, they still lack a context for associating the proteins encoded in genes with specific biological processes.
Glycomics is the functional study of the entire set of sugars found in a given species.
Controlling water loss is an important ability for modern land plants as it helps them thrive in changing environments.
Understanding the way plants use and store light to produce energy could be the key ingredient in the fight against climate change.
Salk scientists grow understanding of how photosynthesis is regulated.
Research on controlling the stem cells of plants could eventually lead to learning how to make them produce more fruit, seed and leaves.
The International Journal of Biometeorology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the International Society of Biometeorology. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on studies examining the interactions between living organisms and factors of the natural and artificial physical environment. It publishes articles in the following fields: Earth and environmental science, life...
Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...
The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The ParÃ¡ rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...
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