Getting to grad school in the U.S. may feel daunting, especially for students from underrepresented minorities. Claire Mauss shares some tips.
You may have tried tequila or mezcal. But have you ever wondered what is happening in the fields where the Agave plants grow?
A plant from tropical and subtropical regions of Asia might help combat pests of hungry mites.
The diversity of maize in the community of Yaxcabá, Yucatán, is shared among farmers. They select seeds that are most resistant to unfavourable climatic conditions and, by exchanging or selling them, they safeguard the diversity and resilience of maize.
If you can’t find a photo of a plant in the wild, is that because the photo doesn’t exist – or because you’re looking in the wrong database? A recent article concludes either answer could be right, depending on the plant.
Researchers find that the rise of the Andes created conditions in the landscape that drove speciation in aquatic plants.
Between leaves and flowers, the peduncle of this plant serves as an insect sticky-trap
If you take a look at a tropical rainforest, the species of plants you see can tell you the story about their life.
The United States Botanic Garden combines science and education to keep orchids safe in their collections and in the wild.
These carbon-hoarding, coastline-protecting forests are sponges for greenhouse gases. Doing plantings right and involving local communities are key to saving them.
Among other scientists, we are using novel genetic methods to keep limes, oranges and other citrus in your kitchen.
Plant mitochondria interact with each other using social networks to share crucial information for their proper functioning.
A recent field experiment reveals the nuances of plant responses to climate change.
Blending traditional knowledge and Western science to strategise the battle against climate change