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MIT team creates bionic plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers or sensors for explosives Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add […]

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Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have […]

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Fungus May Offer Natural Weed Control

A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that can grow at the rate of two inches a day and outcompete […]

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Scientists ID Genes for Upping Oil in Plant Leaves

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing […]

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New micro water sensor can aid growers

Crop growers, wine grape and other fruit growers, food processors and even concrete makers all benefit from water sensors for accurate, steady and numerous moisture readings. But current sensors are […]

The heart of the plant

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth’s population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research […]

Using wastewater to enhance mint production

SOUTH VERONA, MS — When essential oils are extracted from plants through the process of steam distillation, wastewater is produced and subsequently released into rivers and streams. Finding new uses […]

Solving a traditional Chinese medicine mystery

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered that a natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine, or lei gong […]