PUB8 modulates early seedling growth of Arabidopsis

In plants, the phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a vital role in repressing seed germination and subsequent early seedling establishment, and ABA-INSENSITIVE 3 (ABI3) and ABI5 are two essential regulators of these developmental ...

Rice breeding breakthrough could feed billions

An international team has succeeded in propagating a commercial hybrid rice strain as a clone through seeds with 95 percent efficiency. This could lower the cost of hybrid rice seed, making high-yielding, disease resistant ...

Sowing the seeds of future space travel

After 908 days in low Earth orbit, a small package on board the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 has come home to the delight of some biological scientists. Soon they will open an aluminum alloy container that holds samples of ...

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