During July, 18 new breaking plant science-related news stories were posted on the GPC website including...
What shedding light on plant growth could mean for cancer
Understanding how plants process light is key to improving crop yields. Light helps plants know when to grow and flower at the right time. Plants find light using proteins called photoreceptors. The research team uncovered how proteins called UBP12 and UBP13 help regulate a photoreceptor called CRY2. Their discovery might reveal new ways to control growth—which could have broad applications beyond agriculture.
Long-term study suggests climate-friendly practices could increase crop yields and improve farm ecosystems
An international team of researchers conducting a long-term study has found that climate-friendly farming practices could lead to higher crop yields, reduced costs and improved local ecosystems. In their paper, the group describes 30 long-running farming experiments designed to improve farming practices in Europe and Africa.
Research sheds light on the building blocks of photosynthesis at the cellular level
In a new study, researchers took a deeper look into how plants control the growth of the important cells that allow them to convert sunlight into chemical energy.
What makes a plant grow towards light?
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