Connecting the Plastid: Transporters of the Plastid Envelope and...
Annual Review of Plant Biology , Vol. 62, No. 1. , pp. 53-77, doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-042110-103903 Plastids have a multitude of functions in eukaryotic cells, ranging from photosynthesis to storage, and a role in essential biosynthetic pathways.
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UC Davis partnership with Pioneer High benefits budding scientists
UC Davis graduate student Donnelly West, far right, mentors Liliana Juarez in a Fast Plants class lab at Pioneer High School.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Tributes paid to Earby botanist and show chairman
Peter Bullock, 74, was born on January 11, 1940, the second youngest of six children born to William and Leah Bullock.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
West Hawaii Today
In Brief | Schools 3-5-14
The community is invited to Kealakehe Elementary School for its ABC Read to Me Family Literacy Read Aloud Program from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.
Fairer fare: How to turn food system kinks into win-wins for growers and eaters
As I read Oran Hesterman's book, Fair Food , I realized he may be one of the people alive today who is most experienced at trying to figure out how to make food more sustainable.
Climate change: Improving heat tolerance in trees
Is it possible to improve tolerance of trees to high temperatures and other types of stress derived of climate change? Scientists are studying the tolerance of trees using molecular and biotechnological tools.
Plant Biologist Pamela Diggle Joins UConn Faculty
Renowned plant biologist Pamela Diggle, whose dedication to research is matched by her commitment to public outreach, has joined the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this semester.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Do you recognize this mystery plant?
Everything about it is interesting, and all its parts are attractive. I first learned about this tree when I was a tiny undergraduate student: My first botany class.
Team models photosynthesis and finds room for improvement
Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Making Sugarcane into the Next Biodiesel Feedstock
Sugarcane could be a better feedstock for biodiesel than soybeans, but it only grows in warm weather areas.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
George Washington Carver: More than 'The Peanut Man'
Steeped in African tradition, the practice of storytelling in African-American culture provides a communal sense of pride and reflection, and ensures that history is preserved from generation to generation.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Co-authors, herbalists, clinicians, and researchers will receive ABC's 2013 award for the significantly revised and updated edition of their internationally renowned herbal medicine clinical practice guide, Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine , 2nd edition .
Benson Hill, J.R. Simplot launch pilot for potato crops
Local ag startup Benson Hill Biosystems is partnering with the $6 billion to improve potato crops, the companies said.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
R & D
Team converts sugarcane to a cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop
A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30% and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Why scholars can't resist the uncrackable Voynich manuscript
It was discovered in an Italian monastery by a Lithuanian bookseller named Wilfrid Voynich in 1912.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Growing Brugmansia and Datura, the deadly beauties
You will see the beautiful Angel's Trumpets advertised in many garden catalogs or you may see a plant called Devils Trumpets or Moon Flower being grown in gardens or even along roadsides.
Humans transferred skin bacteria to plant! - Indiatalkies.com
London, Feb 21: In a first such case where humans have transferred bacteria to a plant, scientists have reported bacteria that cause acne in humans have now gone to grapevines! They were shocked to find a relative of exclusively human-seeking pathogen Propionibacterium acnes - that plagues the skin of humans worldwide - living in the bark of the ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Cinema Showdown: Anti-Social Space Botanists and Trailer Park Filmmakers Edition
It's Rodeo Weekend, but unfortunately there is no motherlode of cowboy cinema classics to be found.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
The Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
Annual Review of Plant Physiology , Vol. 31, No. 1. , pp. 239-298, doi:10.1146/annurev.pp.31.060180.001323 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.