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Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads

Despite their divergent evolutionary history, membrane-bound kinase receptors in animals and plants rely on similar regulatory mechanisms to control their activity.Image: Courtesy of Yvon Jaillard, Michael Hothorn and Jamie Simon, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

In analyzing the molecular sensor for the plant growth hormone brassinolide, researchers at the Salk Continue reading “Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 29th, 2011
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Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?

A new study examines whether the production of defense traits against insects and mammals incurs costs to Continue reading “Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Brit experts complete A-Z botanical database of 1.25mn plants

Botany experts from the UK and US have compiled the most comprehensive plant list to date – the team Continue reading “Brit experts complete A-Z botanical database of 1.25mn plants” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 20th, 2010
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New, exotic African mistletoe discovered just in time for Christmas

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating some of the weird, wonderful and stunning Continue reading “New, exotic African mistletoe discovered just in time for Christmas” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 18th, 2010
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How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade

Researchers have discovered how plants that ‘lose the battle’ during competitiveness for light because Continue reading “How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’

Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could Continue reading “Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Plants that reproduce asexually prone to earlier extinction

A new study claimed that plants that can pollinate themselves are vulnerable to extinction. Continue reading “Plants that reproduce asexually prone to earlier extinction” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 4th, 2010
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Plants engineered to produce new drugs

By genetically engineering plants to produce unnatural variants of their usual products, MIT chemists have Continue reading “Plants engineered to produce new drugs” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 1st, 2010
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”Glowing” plant cells that could control cell growth, death

Researchers have genetically inserted proteins from plants into mammalian cells, which glow when Continue reading “”Glowing” plant cells that could control cell growth, death” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 25th, 2010
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Why leaves change colour in autumn

A scientist has come up with a new theory for why leaves change their colour and then drop from Continue reading “Why leaves change colour in autumn” »  More...