Tracking pollen with quantum dots     2019/02/14 14:33

Most plant species on earth are reliant on insects for pollination, including more than 30% of the food crops we eat. With insects facing rapid global decline, it is crucial that scientists understand which insects are important pollinators of different plants--this starts with tracking pollen.

Stress in crops points to surprising benefits     2019/02/14 13:46

Stress is known as the 'killer disease' and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack or stroke. But now research indicates that stress in the plant kingdom is far less destructive to plants than it is to humans.

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