Tag Plants

How plants adapt: Calcium waves help the roots tell the shoots

April 3, 2014

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer.

‘Cabinet of curiosities’ captures nature through work of artists and scientists

February 21, 2014

Of all the places Sierra Swenson expected to end up during her first semester at college, precious few were lined with jars full of preserved reptiles.

Eavesdropping plants prepare to be attacked

August 5, 2013

In a world full of hungry predators, prey animals must be constantly vigilant to avoid getting eaten. But plants face a particular challenge when it comes to defending themselves.