How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 5)

From Stressed Plants as Good Neighbors to the Genome of a Parasitic Flowering Plant.  And the top five most popular tweets of 2021 at HowPlantsWork are: #5 – How plants become good neighbours in times of stress “So how do plants prevent elongated growth under deep shade conditions? The secret lies in…

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How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 4)

From Killer Citrus Disease to Driller Plant Roots.  In this penultimate episode in counting down the top 25 tweets of HowPlantsWork, we go from #10 to #6. #10 – Researchers find peptide that treats, prevents killer citrus disease “Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening has multiple names, but one ultimate result: bitter…

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How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 2)

From the Extinction of Indigenous Languages to the Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers.  What were the top 25 tweets of 2021 from HowPlantsWork? Here’s Part 2 – #20 to #16: #20 – Extinction of Indigenous languages leads to loss of exclusive knowledge about medicinal plants “Many of today’s mass-market…

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HPW Retrospectacles 2018 – November

From “Friendly” Bacteria To Plants In The “Fast-Lane”. A key word in the plant science news of November 2018 appears to be “heat”…from how hot temperatures affects plant genetics to how hot (as in spicy) plants may be used for pain relief. Also featured in last November’s news was how…

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HPW Retrospectacle 2018 – October

From Taller Arctic Plants To GMO Organic Farming. A recurring topic in the plant science news of last October seemed to be “big”, as in Arctic plants may be getting bigger due to a warming climate, or making bigger fruit using genetic engineering. Speaking of GMO’s, the idea of organic…

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HPW Retrospectacle 2018 – September

From Trees That “Bleed” Metals To Visualizing Danger Signals In Plants. There was lots of unusual plant science news last September, from trees that apparently accumulate certain heavy metals, such as nickel, to plants that glow in the dark when wounded. Added to these September 2018 stories are reports ranging…

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HPW Retrospectacles 2018 – August

From How Plants Tell Time To Saving The American Chestnut. Time seemed to be a recurring theme in the plant science news of August 2018…from how plants tell time to how long seeds have to successfully germinate. The future was also a theme…from the future of food production in the…

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