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WSU study finds anticancer drugs help plants fight infection

· August 14, 2018

Anticancer drugs used on humans may help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed in a paper in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Lee Hadwiger and Kiwamu Tanaka from the WSU Department of Plant […]

Solar eclipse 2017: What happened to plants that day?

· December 13, 2017

On August 21, 2017, about 215 million Americans watched one of nature’s most dramatic events: a total solar eclipse. A group of University of Missouri-Columbia researchers instead turned their eyes toward plants. The University of Missouri-Columbia fell directly in the path of the solar eclipse. Scientists there knew they had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to study […]

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