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Plant Sciences

Diatom cells expressing ROS-sensitive proteins in the nucleus (green) and chlorophyll (red)
09.04.2014

Ocean plankton turn a toxic byproduct into a sophisticated stress indicator

Invisible Coral Flows, the winning photography entry
18.03.2014

An image tracing the unseen flow generated by small hairs on corals wins for beauty as well as science
 

Bacterial colonies that express different metabolites
17.09.2013
Getting bacteria to produce an algal substance means adjusting an entire gene network...
colorful roots
15.09.2013

Detailed profiles of hundreds of substances produced in different plant cell types can help improve crops – and our health

potato sprout. Image: Thinkstock
31.07.2013

Revealing the gene network for producing the toxin in green potatoes may help improve crops
 

what determines how big a plant will grow
12.06.2013

Most of the many factors for determining leaf size turn out to put on the brakes, rather than promote growth

Seagoing research team (l-r) Uri Sheyn, Dr. Miguel Frada, Shlomit Sharoni, Daniella Schatz, Dr. Assaf Vardi and Dr. Yoav Lehan
06.08.2012

Dr. Assaf Vardi and his Weizmann team joined a month-long research cruise to study the life cycle of a tiny microorganism

germination
31.07.2012

Seed germination involves the reprogramming of the plant’s entire genome

Work of art: A portion of a plant cell
02.04.2012

A stunning scientific image reveals how plants cope with sudden changes in light intensity

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