Apr 16, 2019
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Virology: science and medicine discipline emerged from plant science

Plant science is vital for our food security and in our fight against climate change. What’s less recognised is that...
Mar 24, 2019
236

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
610

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...
Feb 19, 2019
459

Plant breeding: conventional v mutation v genetic modification (GMOs) v gene editing

Plant breeding is an art of improving crops to meet our needs. We all want and need food that looks...
Jan 05, 2019
618

Particle theory: how a humble finding in plant science transformed physics and chemistry

Disregard for plant research by scientists and prize committees mean that it doesn’t get the same prestige as other disciplines . Plant science is...
Dec 02, 2018
660

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
691

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...
Sep 23, 2016
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The guardians of the genome safeguard DNA to increase seed lifespan

New research has identified crucial biological sensors that determine seed longevity and control germination. ATM and ATR proteins sense DNA...
May 29, 2016
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How plants conquered the land

Research at the University of Leeds has identified a key gene that assisted the transition of plants from water to...