Latest Plant physiology Stories
With an increasingly warmer climate, there is a trend for springs to arrive earlier and summers to be hotter.
In a head-to-head battle of harvesting the sun's energy, solar cells beat plants.
The cactus, stalwart of the desert, has quite a story to tell about the evolution of plant communities found the world over.
During the development of organisms, a particular event repeatedly occurs: a signal appears temporarily, but the processes it triggers must be maintained â€“ for example, when the fate of cells in the embryo is established.
A study at Michigan State University has revealed a potential new way for plants to fend off pests â€“ starvation.
Plants are continually exposed to herbivore attack.
The density of pores that allow plants to breathe has dwindled by 34 percent.
A Purdue University scientist and researchers in Japan have produced a new class of improved plant growth regulators that are expected to be less toxic to humans.
Rhizanthella gardneri is a cute, quirky and critically endangered orchid that lives all its life underground.
Plants are attacked by a multitude of insects and mammals.
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...