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Category: Plants

Vegetation echoes.

Researchers use sound waves to identify different plant species by their unique echoes. (via)

Tags: Plants Sound.

Homologous recombination.

Scientists discover that plants pass on stressful memories to their offspring. (via)

Tags: Discovery DNA Evolution Genes Plants Survival.

Shijian-8.

Recoverable satellite that will expose plant seeds to cosmic radiation for two weeks to help improve crop yields. (via)

Tags: Agriculture Cosmic ratiation Micro gravity Plants Satellite Space.

Safflower.

Plant that a company has genetically modified to produce human insulin. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Drugs Insulin Plants.

Cuculoupe.

Plant hybrid created that is a cross between a cucumber and a cantoloupe. (via)

Tags: Cross-breeding Genes Plants.

CB-Hep.1

Antibody engineered from a genetically modified tobacco plant is being used in the production of a hepatitis vaccine. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants Vaccine.

High expression of osmotically responsive gene 1.

Biochemical regulator discovered that allows plants to survive cold weather condtions. (via)

Tags: Discovery Plants Research Survival.

Moon tulip.

European Space Agency is planning to plant a Dutch tulip on the Moon. (via)

Tags: Moon Plants Research.

Maize insect resistance cysteine protease.

Corn enzyme that protects the plants from herbivores by disrupting their attackers’ ability to digest food. (via)

Tags: Evolution Plants Research Survival.

Methyl jasminate.

Chemical released as a defense mechanism that prepares plants for attack is an ingredient in Chanel No. 5 perfume. (via)

Tags: Plants Products Survival.

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Algae strain is being engineered to produce all of the world’s hydrogen needs.

Tags: Bioengineering Gas Plants.

Greenhouse effect.

Plant sweat is responsible for rising water levels worldwide.

Tags: Environmental Global warming Plants Water.

Physarum polycephalum.

Yellow mold is being used to control a robot. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Plants Research Robots.

RuBisCO.

Scientists have engineered an enzyme in plants to remove carbon dioxide more quickly from the atmosphere.

Tags: Bioengineering Genes Global warming Plants.

F1-V fusion antigen.

Researchers have modified tobacco plants to produce a vaccine strong enough to combat plague. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants.

Dicaffeoyl quinic acid.

Sunflowers produce a substance that prevents HIV from reproducing in cell cultures. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease Plants Research.

Greenhouse gassers.

German scientists have discovered that plants contribute to global warming. (via)

Tags: Discovery Gas Global warming Irony Plants.

PlantAmnesty.

Organization whose mission is to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs.

Tags: Organizations Plants Prevention.

BioWillie.

Willie Nelson has his own line of alternative diesel fuel. (via)

Tags: Celebrity Eco-friendly Environmental Gas People Plants.

AvrPtoB.

Protein discovered that causes plant cells to commit suicide.

Tags: Death Discovery Pathology Plants.

Chloroplast genetic engineering.

Molecular biologist has grown anthrax vaccine in tobacco plants. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering People Plants Research.

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