Auxin Biosynthesis and Wheat Yield

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In plants, there are two biosynthetic pathways for the production…

A MicroRNA Switch that Controls Lateral Root Growth and Nodulation

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Legume roots form two types of organs, lateral roots and symbiotic…

How Wheat Root Tips Break Through Tough Soil

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Soils exhibiting high mechanical impedance as a result of soil…

Is Root Cortical Senescence Beneficial?

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Root cortical senescence (RCS) is a type of programmed cell death…

What Limits the Growth of Cyanobacteria?

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The commercialization of cyanobacteria-based biomass and biomolecules…

A Key Enzyme in the Biosynthesis of a Plant-Derived anti-HIV Drug

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Rhododendron dauricum (Ericaceae), a native of northeastern Asia,…

Crossover Guard: MEICA1 Prevents Meiotic Mishaps

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During meiosis, recombination between allelic sequences on pairs…

BEN, ROB, and the Making of a Petunia Flower

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A lot of effort goes into making a flower. Suites of genes must…

Jenna Gallagos, ASPB AAAS Mass Media Fellow, on Myths About Farming

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Jenna Gallagos is a talented writer and a scientist, and she's…

Prof Sir David Baulcombe on new £30million Cambridge Centre for Crop Science

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By 2050, the planet’s population is predicted to have reached…

Review: The evolution of calcium-based signalling in plants

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Calcium signalling is a ubiquitous process in plants and other…

What We're Reading: July 21

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Review: The evolution of calcium-based signalling in plants Calcium…

What We're Reading: July 14

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Review: Exploiting induced and natural epigenetic variation for…

What We're Reading: July 7

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This week's edition of What We're Reading is guest edited by…

What We're Reading: June 30th

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This edition of What We're Reading is guest edited by Mather…

Squeezing oil out of plants and into your gas tank: it's hard

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Here is a summary of new research published in The…

Ivan wants to know! Your thoughts on new ideas for Plant Direct

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Plant Direct Editor-in-Chief Ivan Baxter wants your input on…

What We're Reading: June 23rd

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This week's What We're Reading is guest edited by Gaby Auge,…

What We're Reading: June 16th

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Review: How does a plant orchestrate defense in time and space?…

Be a featured Plantae community member: Present yourself and discuss your science

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Present yourself and discuss your science with the Plantae Community…

Live online chat discussion with featured community member Anne Sternberger

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Mark your calendars for the first Plantae.org live online chat…

The Role of an Animal-Like Cryptochrome in a Green Alga

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Light is an essential environmental factor for photosynthetic…

Phenotyping Water Deficit Acclimation Responses

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Water deficit (WD) is one of the main environmental stress factors…