Plants

How Plants Handle Stress

Göttingen, Germany — Plants get stressed too. Environmental factors such as drought or a high concentration of salt in the soil disrupt their physiology. All land plants, from liverwort to rye, use...

Study Shows New Chemical Keeps Plants Plump

Riverside, CA — A UC Riverside-led team has created a chemical to help plants hold onto water, which could stem the tide of massive annual crop losses from drought and help farmers grow food despite...

Stressed Plants must Have Iron Under Control

Düsseldorf, Germany — Unlike animals, plants cannot move and tap into new resources when there is a scarcity or lack of nutrients. Instead, they have to adapt to the given situation. They do so by...

Gene Helping Submerged Plants

Stockholm, Sweden — Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining...

Plants as Antifungal Factories

Madrid, Spain — Researchers from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), in...

Invasive Plants can Boost Blue Carbon Storage

Washington, DC — When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new paper has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier...

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