How do plants regulate their sugar metabolism?

To carry out their functions in the cell, many proteins require the chemical properties of bound metals such as copper. If this nutrient is in short supply, plants respond by enhancing its uptake and by replacing some copper-utilizing ...

Why sweet-toothed possums graze on stressed, sickly-looking trees

From time to time, I'm contacted by people who have a favorite garden tree that seems suddenly to be in serious decline and lacking healthy foliage. Often the decline has been occurring over many months, but when first noticed, ...

Increasing sugar availability for oil synthesis

A team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has bred a plant that produces more oil by manipulating the availability of sugar for oil synthesis. The team, led by BNL's John Shanklin, achieved ...

Origin of rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey

The mystery of what creates the rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey, has been solved by researchers at The University of Queensland, in collaboration with Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services.

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