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Drought Makes Borneo's Trees Flower at the Same Time

June 6, 2013
Tropical plants flower at supra-annual irregular intervals. In addition, mass flowering is typical for the tropical forests in Borneo and elsewhere, where hundreds of different plant timber species from the Dipterocarpaceae family flower synchronously.

Undergraduate students earn REACH awards

June 6, 2013
Twenty-one Southern Illinois University Carbondale undergraduate students will receive grants to further their research and creative activities for the 2013-2014 academic year.

UF study could help crops beat heat and high salinity

June 6, 2013
The plant hormones called auxins are well-known for stimulating development of roots and other structures, and now University of Florida scientists have shown that auxins help plants cope with environmental stresses.

Plants tell time

June 6, 2013
Scientist Peter Freeman is managing a project that is probing the clock and metabolism of plants, called TiMet. Partners to the project include star biologists in the Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, all working to gain better insights into what make plants tick.

Space News: Glow-in-the-dark plants on the ISS

June 6, 2013
“We genetically modified the plant to glow when it is under stress,” explained Paul. “This can tell us a lot about how Arabidopsis adapts to the microgravity environment.”