A brief review of phytoremediation and research into how plants can be used to clean the environment.
Jens talks about licorice and a recent RIKEN study that finally mapped its genome.
Pretreating soil with ethanol protected plants, including wheat and rice, from the adverse effects of water deprivation.
Gene expression, but not genomes, altered in plants and crops with a spray containing bioactive molecules tethered to nanocarrier peptides
Reducing the amount of starch branching enzymes in cassava plants made more resistant and thus healthier tapioca starch.
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?