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A new space-based instrument to study how effectively plants use water is being developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
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The way in which plants space out the pores through which they breathe depends on keeping a protein active during stem cell growth.
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.
The density of pores that allow plants to breathe has dwindled by 34 percent.
Purdue University researchers have found a genetic mutation that allows a plant to better endure drought without losing biomass, a discovery that could reduce the amount of water required for growing plants and help plants survive and thrive in adverse conditions.
The researchers decided to embark on this study in order to find out which mechanisms are used by plants when they extract water from very dry or somewhat inhospitable land.
A tiny, little-understood plant pore has enormous implications for weather forecasting, climate change, agriculture, hydrology, and more.
The world is a cooler, wetter place because of flowering plants, according to new climate simulation results published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Dr. Daniel Leskovar, a Texas AgriLife Research plant physiologist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, has been investigating ways to help vegetable plants make a less stressful transition from the greenhouse to the field.
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