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Hormone transport in plants deciphered

(Phys.org) —Plant growth is orchestrated by a spectrum of signals from hormones within a plant. A major group of plant hormones called cytokinins originate in the roots of plants, and their journey to growth ...

Feb 12, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

When a gene is worth 2

The notion that each gene can only codify for a single protein has been challenged for some years. Yet, the functional outcomes that may result from genes encoding more than one protein are still largely unknown.

Mar 22, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Plant organ development breakthrough

Plants grow upward from a tip of undifferentiated tissue called the shoot apical meristem. As the tip extends, stem cells at the center of the meristem divide and increase in numbers. But the cells on the periphery differentiate ...

Dec 03, 2012 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Engineering plants for biofuels

With increasing demands for sustainable energy, being able to cost-efficiently produce biofuels from plant biomass is more important than ever. However, lignin and hemicelluloses present in certain plants ...

Nov 26, 2012 3.3 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Plants in space

How plants handle stress in space and what astronauts can learn from them is the subject of a new study at Michigan State University.

Oct 10, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 0