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The Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit will take place from July...


In a new paper published in the journal Nature Plants, researchers identify a series of multiscale and multidisciplinary components — from crop genetics up to global factors — that are critical for finding environmentally...

source: From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via

Moths have long been seen as the annoying creatures that leave holes in your clothes. But new research suggests that those pesky insects have been badly misjudged. A new study published in the journal Biology Letters found that...

source: From Biology Letters via CNN

How does a plant develop a taste for flesh? In the play "Little Shop of Horrors," all it takes is a drop of human blood. But in real life, it takes much more. Now, a study of three closely related carnivorous plants suggests dextrous genetic shuffling helped them evolve...

source: From Science

Ayala Rao, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has been studying Brome Mosaic virus for decades. Unlike some viruses, the genetic material of this virus is divided into three particles that until now were impossible to tell apart.

source: From University of California - Riverside

Anthocyanins are part of a plant's communication and protection plan. Synthesized by specialized metabolic pathways, they filter harmful radiation and corral cell-damaging free radicals. Scientists know a lot about how anthocyanins are assembled in the central metabolism,...

source: From Michigan State University


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