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December 10, 2020

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Tomatoes Offer Affordable Source of Parkinson's Disease Drug

Scientists have produced a tomato enriched in the Parkinson's disease drug L-DOPA in what could become a new, affordable source of one of the world's essential ...

How Plants Compete for Underground Real Estate Affects Climate Change and Food Production

How do plant roots store carbon? Researchers found that the energy a plant devotes to its roots depends on proximity to other plants: when close ...

Cereal, Olive and Vine Pollen Reveal Market Integration in Ancient Greece

By analyzing sediment cores taken from six sites in southern Greece, an international team of researchers identified trends in cereal, olive, and vine pollen indicating structural changes in ...
Researchers have identified a self-regulating mechanism in European deciduous trees that limits their growing-season length: Trees that photosynthesize more in spring and ...
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Symbiotic Relationship Between California Oaks and Mutualist Fungi as a Buffer for Climate Change

'Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' So goes the first line of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina.' Little did the Russian novelist know ...

Microbes and Plants: A Dynamic Duo

The unique partnership between root-dwelling microbes and the plants they inhabit can reduce drought ...

Chemical Memory in Plants Affects Chances of Offspring Survival

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism that allows plants to pass on their 'memories' to offspring, which results in growth and developmental ...

Plants on Aspirin

For centuries humans were using willow barks to treat a headache or an inflamed tooth. Later, the active ingredient, the plant hormone salicylic acid, was used to develop painkillers like Aspirin. ...

Chemical Compounds in Foods Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme, Study Finds

Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according ...

Guam's Most Endangered Tree Species Reveals Universal Biological Concept

Newly published research has used a critically endangered species to show how trees modify leaf function to best exploit prevailing light conditions. The findings revealed numerous leaf traits that ...

Scientists Discover a Motif That Guides Assembly of the Algal Pyrenoid

Researchers have discovered that assembly of the algal pyrenoid, a structure that mediates the incorporation of carbon dioxide into sugars, is guided by the presence of a particular protein sequence, ...

Plants: Scientists Solve the Mystery Behind an Enigmatic Organelle, the Pyrenoid

Researchers have discovered how Rubisco holoenzymes assemble to form the fluid-like matrix of the algal pyrenoid, an organelle that mediates the incorporation of carbon dioxide into ...

Phytoplankton Disturbed by Nanoparticles

Products derived from nanotechnology are efficient and highly sought-after, yet their effects on the environment are still poorly understood. A research team has investigated the effects of ...

New Discovery by SMART Allows Early Detection of Shade Avoidance Syndrome in Plants

Researchers have developed a tool that allows early detection of shade avoidance syndrome (SAS) in plants using Raman spectroscopy in significantly less time compared to conventional methods. The ...

In Fire-Prone West, Plants Need Their Pollinators -- And Vice Versa

A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at how fire affects plants, or ...

Microbes Help Unlock Phosphorus for Plant Growth

A research team has shown that microbes taken from trees growing beside pristine mountain-fed streams in Western Washington could make phosphorus trapped in soils more accessible to agricultural ...

Can We Harness a Plant's Ability to Synthesize Medicinal Compounds?

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the ...

Secrets of the 'Lost Crops' Revealed Where Bison Roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have looked past the little barley that grew under those ...

Researchers Reveal Switch Used in Plant Defense Against Animal Attack

Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a trove of new strategies for improved ...

Genetics Behind Deadly Oat Blight

A multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats, a disease that wiped out ...

Making Sense of a Universe of Corn Genetics

A new study details the latest efforts to predict traits in corn based on genomics and data analytics. The data management technique could help to 'turbo charge' the seemingly endless ...

Some Amazon Rainforest Regions More Resistant to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A new observational study demonstrates that increasing air dryness does not reduce photosynthesis in certain very wet regions of the Amazon rainforest, contradicting Earth System Models that show the ...

Plant Evolves to Stay Hidden from Harvesting Humans

A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine has evolved to become less visible to humans, new research ...

Plant Research Seals Importance of Microbes for Survival and Growth

Scientists have revealed that plants have a 'sealing' mechanism supported by microbes in the root that are vital for the intake of nutrients for survival and ...

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