Parasitic plants use quinones produced by their host to attack. Now we know that crops produce quinones as an immune response against microbial infection. How can we protect crops from both kinds of attack?
Scientists used a multi-omics analysis to show that soil solarization helps crops grow because it increases organic nitrogen in the soil.
Scientists have developed a new automated computational mass spectrometry system that can search an organism’s entire metabolome for as-yet-unknown metabolites (potential drugs).
New genetic insights into the plant rehydration process: this is why your plants don’t die after you forgot to water them.
Scientists designed transgenic plants that survive drought-like conditions by bumping up acetic acid production only when water is scarce.
Scientists have discovered a gene that allows plants to cope with extreme heat by changing the composition of chloroplast membranes.