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Plant and Environmental Sciences

Fragments of phytoplankton outer shell
25.10.2018

When viral infection wipes out an algal bloom, fragments may turn airborne, increasing clouds and cooling the surface below

gigatons of carbon
22.05.2018

The study reveals, among other things, our impact on the Earth’s biosphere

Food waste
21.03.2018

A new analysis suggests hundreds of millions more could eat from the same resources with plant-based diets

Dr. Daniella Schatz and Prof. Assaf Vardi
09.11.2017

Are tiny packages of cellular material helping the algal cells or the viruses that infect them? 

Beet-colored tomatoes
14.08.2017

Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease and the nutrition value of crops

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter
07.06.2017

A new study reveals that there is no difference between the health effects of “wholesome” and white bread

Arabidopsis leaves with and without cholesterol
20.02.2017

The biochemical steps to making cholesterol in plants turn out to be surprisingly similar to those in animals 

Tamir Klein tree group
16.01.2017

Between his lab, the greenhouses and nearby forests, Klein hopes to understand how trees adapt 

A section of a ripe tomato sample showing the distribution of sucrose (orange) in the flesh and of an antioxidant (green) in the fruit skin tissue; mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) technology was used to map the molecules
30.11.2016

Weizmann Institute’s WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites

Dr. Flores on Tara
05.09.2016

Scientists aboard the TARA investigate marine ecology

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