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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

Steroids control gas exchange in plants

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss. Plants breathe through microscopic pores called stomata (Greek for mouths) on the surfaces of leaves. Over 40% of the carbon dioxide, CO2, in the ...

Feb 05, 2012 3.7 / 5 (3) 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

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