Guest author Danica Goggin finds wild radish is a problem weed in many agricultural regions. It is also very good at concealing its herbicide resistance strategies from inquisitive researchers. But with the introduction of synthetic auxin-resistant transgenic crops in North America, we need to keep chipping away at this plant’s shield of secrecy.
Plant melatonin appears to be a multi-regulatory molecule, similar to those observed in animals, with many specific functions in plant physiology.
What is it that gives bamboo its rapid growth? One team has been looking for the answer not with the fastest plants, but with the slower variants to see what they lack.
A new study examines the role of plant hormones in mediating production of adventious roots in rice.