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?
A little genetic engineering and a special recipe allows photosynthetic bacteria to mass-produce super lightweight spider silk for use in manufacturing.
Scientists used a multi-omics analysis to show that soil solarization helps crops grow because it increases organic nitrogen in the soil.
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.