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Regulating plant gene produces chemicals that repel plant pathogens

Plants fix carbon through photosynthesis, but they release chemicals into the soil that contain one-fifth of the carbon they make....
Feb 25, 2019
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Osmosis: phenomenon born out of plant science linked physics and physiology, saves lives

We all know and appreciate that plant science is vital for our food security and in our fight against climate...
Dec 02, 2018
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Plant science: overlooked research area that gave birth to cell biology

Researching plants is vital for our food security, maintaining our ecosystems and in our fight against climate change. Plant science...
Nov 26, 2018
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Most young scientists will not study plant science. So why did I?

A few years ago when I was getting a haircut, the barbers and other customers mocked and laughed at me...
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100-word explainer: What is speed breeding?

It’s being hailed as the ‘ new green revolution ’; it’s taking science and media by storm. But what is ‘ speed breeding ’? Speed...
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100-word explainer: How plants recognise gravity?

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Pinpointing the location of a new class of plant proteins

A study has mapped the cellular location of newly discovered proteins at the heart of protein transport networks required for...
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TENin1: A small molecule causes plants to lose gravity perception

The research I carried out for my Doctoral studies found that the small molecule TENin1 (TE1) decreases gravity perception in roots...