Plant Sciences

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...

Algae as Living Biocatalysts for Green Industry

Bochum, Germany — Better still: living algae can be used as biocatalysts for certain substances, and they bring the co-substrate along, producing it in an environmentally friendly manner through photosynthesis....

How Bacteria Fertilize Soya

Zürich, Switzerland — Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged to spread this ammonium on their fields as...

Mutation Reduces Energy Waste in Plants

Bochum, Germany — To this end, the team identified several thousand proteins, determined their respective amounts in mutant and reference lines and combined the findings with measurements of photosynthetic...

Better Plant Edits by Enhancing DNA Repair

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — A new genome editing system enhances the efficiency of an error-free DNA repair pathway, which could help improve agronomic traits in multiple crops. Genome editing involves...

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