Ancient secrets of medicinal mint

The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect...

New chemical tool to block endocytosis in plants identified

Plant cells absorb many important substances through a process called endocytosis. Researchers have now found a new chemical that blocks endocytosis.

Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation

Cycad plant roots release signals into the soil that triggers the transformation of bacteria into its motile form, helping them move to the plant...

Dengue mosquito is Queensland’s biggest threat for spreading Zika virus

Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in...

Maple syrup: a sweet solution for farmers?

Managing a sugar bush is a win-win situation for all involved.

Sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops

Scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up...

Warming: Plants are also stressed out

What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication to regulate gene expression and...

New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that...

New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that...

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate...

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