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Lego plant. Lego walls hold a transparent growth medium mimicking soil. The versatile setup allows researchers to see how plants respond to increasing levels of nutrients, which are here dyed orange. Image credit: Lind et al / PLOS ONE

A New Use of Legos: Growing Plants

Legos: a plant  researcher’s new BFF. It is commonly known that Legos could be used to create various kinds of things such as castles, pirate ships as well as miniature dockyards. However a new study has discovered that they could be also good at working out something totally new, which is to study […]

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This is a confocal laser scanning microcope image of an early embryo with surrounding placental endosperm cells.
Image credit: University of Warwick

Plants Develop Ways of Controlling Embryo Growth

A new generation of highly productive plants could come into being after the important change in the scientists’ understanding about the way in which plants develop. The international study taken by the team from University of Warwick, published in the journal Science, shows the first evidence that plants, by emitting information […]

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