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Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old – and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. In short, an ideal ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Scientists join forces to bring plant movement to light

Elementary school students often learn that plants grow toward the light. This seems straightforward, but in reality, the genes and pathways that allow plants to grow and move in response to their environment are not fully ...

dateJan 02, 2013 in Other
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Why study plants in space?

(—Why is NASA conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station? Because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it.

dateDec 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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