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Botany, also referred to as plant biology, is the scientific study of plants and plant life. It covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, and evolution of plants.
Plants Use "Snorkels" To Survive FloodsWhen flooded by water, some plants rapidly send up shoots above the surface and use the new leaves as a kind of 'snorkel'.
Plants, Insects Play Cat And Mouse GamePlants and insects play a far more intricate game than we suspect, says a researcher.
Plant Genome Offers Clues To Longevity -- Arabidopsis Can Survive The Loss Of An Enzyme That Prevents AgingResearchers studying the tips of chromosomes in Arabidopsis thaliana-a weed in the mustard family-are learning about gene functions that determine how rapidly plants age, which could lead eventually to advances in human medicine.
For Plants, Size Doesn't Matter When It Comes To MetabolismScientists have found a universal rule that regulates the metabolism of plants of all kinds and sizes, and that may also offer a key to calculating their carbon dioxide emissions.
The Green Revolution: Botanical Contributions to Forensics and Drug EnforcementThis article presents a review of traditional forensic botany methods (ie, species identification by their morphological characteristics) and casework.
Friends, Enemies Communicate With Plants In Similar WaysResearchers have found that the two soil-dwelling strangers, a friend and a foe, communicate with the plant in very similar ways.
Phenology of Flowering and Starch Accumulation in Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) Cuttings and VinesA reliable protocol for flowering and fruiting in cuttings was developed.
Streblus asper Lour. (Shakhotaka): A Review of its Chemical, Pharmacological and Ethnomedicinal PropertiesThis review presents the botany, chemistry, traditional uses and pharmacology of the medicinal plant, Streblus asper Lour.
Research Determines How Plants Tell Which Way Is UpAfter being knocked over by wind or hail, many plants quickly grow upward again...
Computational Analysis Shows That Plant Hormones Often Go It AloneUnlike the Three Musketeers who lived by the motto "All for one, one for all," plant hormones prefer to do their own thing
Trees Appear To Respond Slower To Climate Change Than Previously ThoughtGenetic analysis of living spruce trees provides strong evidence for the presence of a tree refuge in Alaska during the height of the last glacial period, i.e. 17,000 to 25,000 years ago....
Biologists Solve Plant Growth Hormone EnigmaNow researchers have found the solution as to how plants produce and distribute auxin, which has valuable applications in agriculture...
Another Grape Excuse To Hit The BottleScientists say they have discovered that the grapes used to make some of the most popular red wines contain high levels of the sleep hormone melatonin
The Elusive Plant Mitochondrion as a Genetic SystemThis article describes plant mitochondrial genome
Male Plant Species Eradicates Hermaphrodite RelativesNews: biologists have found a striking example of apparent on-going extinction in a European plant species.
Old leaves need to die in time or they will bring a plant downBy using transgenic tobacco plants that do not shed their lower leaves, they were able to show that shaded old leaves become a burden to a plant because they no longer photosynthesize but still require energy to be maintained.
'Super Broccoli' Promises To Help Us Live Longer, Last Longer On Our ShelvesResearcher were breeding a range of "Super Broccoli" and its wider brassica family which will: help us live longer, last longer on our shelves, and use much less pesticide and fertilizer.
Researchers Reveal Apples' Protective Ways: Molecular Mechanism Of Flavonoid-rich Fruit DiscoveredNews: researchers have discovered one way in which flavonoid-rich apples inhibit the kinds of cellular activity that leads to the development of chronic diseases, including heart disease and age-related cancers
Plant Protection From Cold DecodedIn response to cold, plants trigger a cascade of genetic reactions that allow them to survive.
Plants Tell Caterpillars When It's Safe To ForageNews: plant signals can indeed regulate herbivore behavior according to recent study.
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