Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have revealed an important molecular mechanism in plants that has significant similarities to certain signaling mechanisms in humans, which are closely linked to early embryonic ...
Indiana University scientists have discovered the first known instance of a plant or animal lacking several key genes involved in energy production in cells.
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought.
Time management isn't just important for busy people—it's critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological clocks work together to help plants deal with intermittent demands such as fungal infections, ...
Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures.
The discovery that an Australian tobacco plant studied internationally as part of plant breeding programs is actually the genetic "weirdo" of its family holds huge potential for food security, experts say.
New research findings by John Innes Centre (JIC) scientists have helped to settle an important debate in the field of epigenetic inheritance.
Scientists on Monday said they have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene expression.
When it comes to plants and animals, sometimes the two are more alike than you'd think.