Examining how plants steer clear of salt

To avoid salt in soil, plants can change their root direction and grow away from saline areas. University of Copenhagen researchers helped find out what makes this possible. The discovery changes our understanding of how ...

Research team improves gene editing with chemical process

The gene-editing technique known as CRISPR has accelerated biological and medical research in the last decade by allowing scientists to repair the DNA of human cells almost as simply as using a pair of scissors.

What plants need to withstand drought

All life forms have to adapt to the environment in which they live. A warming climate can lead to more frequent drought. This can affect Earth's biological diversity.

How do phytohormones regulate nitrate transport in apple?

Apple (Malus domestica) is an economically important fruit tree that is extensively planted worldwide. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient for crop productivity; effective nitrogen utilization is the key to high plant ...

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