A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
Scientists have found a way to measure the unseen toll that environmental stress places on living creatures—showing that they can rev up their metabolism to work more than twice as hard as normal to cope with change.
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
Environmental scientists have a new tool for studying the responses of species to climate change. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly, and ...
In 2012 plant scientists at Lancaster were among the first in the world to publish data explaining how plants exposed to pests or disease can pass on their immunity to their seedlings, giving them an inherited advantage which ...
A study by the University of Liverpool has provided new insight into how minerals grow under the Earth's surface.
As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
(Phys.org) —Scientists from Indiana University are part of a consortium that has described the transcriptome of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster in unprecedented detail, identifying thousands of new genes, transcripts ...
Research improves understanding of how plants protect themselves from adverse environmental conditions
(Phys.org) —Research at Iowa State University has shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that allow plants to protect themselves from environmental stress.