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Newly identified mutant plant can accumulate excessive amounts of starch

Scientists have identified a new mutant plant that accumulates excessive amounts of starch, which could help to boost crop yields and increase the productivity of plants grown for biofuels. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology looked for excessive starch accumulators in the model plant  Arabidopsis thaliana  that had been mutated using ...
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New clues about protein mechanism critical to plant development and yield

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield.   Sona Pandey, Ph.D.  and collaborators showed that “G proteins” occur in a wide range of land plants and algae. This discovery was published in the October 2013 issue of Plant...
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Why seedlings always grow towards the light

Scientists from the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University and Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, have discovered how cells in the stems of seedlings use blue light to grow towards the light. During earlier research it was discovered that the cells in the seedling stems responded to blue light used in the microscope. The scientists have now discovered how the blue light...
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Plant cell architecture: New understanding of how plants grow towards a light source

Inside every plant cell, a cytoskeleton provides an interior scaffolding to direct construction of the cell's walls, and thus the growth of the organism as a whole. Environmental and hormonal signals that modulate cell growth cause reorganization of this scaffolding. New research led by Carnegie's David Ehrhardt provides surprising evidence as to how this reorganization process works, with...
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