Plant Sciences

Duelling Proteins Give Shape to Plants

Philadelphia, PA — In an elegant choreography, plants take cues from their environment and channel them into flowers, roots, or branches. In a new paper in Nature Communications, biologist Doris Wagner...

Carbon Storage from the Lab

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Peatlands with their huge diversity of peat moss species store about 30 percent of the earth’s soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon...

Improving Protein Digestibility in Sorghum

Madison, WI — Sorghum, a common food item in regions of Africa and Asia, has one missing puzzle piece. The missing piece? Protein digestibility, which researchers in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas...

Hot Urban Temperatures and Tree Transpiration

Washington, DC — Shade from urban trees has long been understood to offer respite from the urban heat island effect, a phenomenon that can result in city centres that are 1-3 degrees Centigrade warmer...

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