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Climate change affects geographical range of plants

Researches at the University of Gothenburg have shown how climate change many million years ago has influenced the geographical range of plants by modelling climate preferences for extinct species. The method can also be ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Pollen Folds Like Origami

For those of us with allergies, springtime pollen is an invisible nuisance. But under the high-powered microscopes of Eleni Katifori, a biophysicist at Rockefeller University in New York, the grains of plant material become ...

dateApr 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Gene function discovery: Guilt by association

Scientists have created a new computational model that can be used to predict gene function of uncharacterized plant genes with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The network, dubbed AraNet, has over 19,600 genes associated ...

dateJan 31, 2010 in Biotechnology
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How plants 'feel' the temperature rise

Plants are incredibly temperature sensitive and can perceive changes of as little as one degree Celsius. Now, a report in the January 8th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, shows how they not only 'feel' ...

dateJan 07, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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