Plant Sciences

How Plants Find Their Symbiotic Partners

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — What would it be like to produce fertilizer in your own basement? Leguminous plants, like peas, beans, and various species of clover, obtain the organic nitrogen they...

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...

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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