Agriculture

Researchers Solve Riddle of Plant Immune System

Göttingen, Germany — How do plants build resilience? An international research team led by the University of Göttingen studied the molecular mechanisms of the plant immune system. They were able to...

Anti-Freeze for Cell Membranes

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — A team led by plant biologists at the Universities of Freiburg and Göttingen in Germany has shown for the first time that mosses have a mechanism to protect them against...

Protecting Global Food Supply Chain

Newark, DE — As the world grows increasingly globalized, one of the ways that countries have come to rely on one another is through a more intricate and interconnected food supply chain. Food produced...

Uncovering How Plants See Blue Light

Davis, CA — Plants can perceive and react to light across a wide spectrum. New research from Prof. Nitzan Shabek’s laboratory in the Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences...

How Climate Change is Disrupting Ecosystems

Zürich, Switzerland — The world is getting warmer and warmer – and many organisms native to lower latitudes or elevations are moving higher. However, novel organisms moving into a new habitat...

Academy Scientists Describe 213 Species in 2020

San Francisco, CA — This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of...

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