• How plants harness 'bad' molecules for good ends

    8 days ago - By Phys

    When most people think of a plant, they picture stems, leaves, flowers, and all the parts that are visible above ground. But Duke biologist Philip Benfey is more interested in the hidden half of the plant that is buried beneath the soil. Roots: they may be out of sight, Benfey says, but they play critical roles, anchoring the plant and taking up water and nutrients.
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  • How plants harness 'bad' molecules for good ends

    8 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers show how plants harness toxic molecules called reactive oxygen species for the signaling pathway that gives rise to roots. Identifying the complex molecular interactions that regulate root growth could lead to more productive crops with roots optimized for different soil types.
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