News tagged with plants

Plant 'smells' insect foe, initiates defense

It cannot run away from the fly that does it so much damage, but tall goldenrod can protect itself by first "smelling" its attacker and then initiating its defenses, according to an international team of researchers.

dateAug 24, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How a bacterium can live on methanol

ETH Zurich researchers have identified all the genes required by a bacterium to use methanol as a food source. The results will help scientists advance the use of this resource in the field of biotechnology.

dateAug 22, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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