News tagged with plants

A new model for communication in plant cells

Plant cells share a strange and surprising kinship with animal neurons: many plant cells have proteins that closely resemble glutamate receptors, which help to relay nerve signals from one neuron to another. While plants ...

dateMay 03, 2018 in Biotechnology
shares179 comments 0

Exotic invasions can drive native species extinct

Latest research from the University of Southampton has revealed the impact of exotic species upon native wildlife, which could potentially lead to native plant species extinctions within their natural habitats.

date1 hour ago in Ecology
shares11 comments 0

Checking China's pollution by satellite

Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study co-authored by an ...

date15 hours ago in Environment
shares74 comments 0