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A detailed map of North and South America's plant diversity
A team of researchers has complied a comprehensive list of all known plants that take root throughout North and South America, shedding light on plant diversity and patterns across the two continents. (2017-12-21)

American Society of Plant Biologists is new name for former American Society of Plant Physiologists
The American Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPP), founded in 1924, is entering the new millennium with a new name: the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). The name change was approved through a vote of the Society's membership by a ratio of more than 2 to 1. (2001-09-05)

American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting: Plant Biology 2002
The American Society of Plant Biologists annual meeting, Plant Biology 2002, will be held August 3-7, 2002 in Denver at the Adams Mark Hotel. The latest advances in plant science will be presented by leading researchers at the meeting. (2001-11-05)

Salk Institute named global leader in plant biology research
Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators has seeded the Salk Institute as the number one research organization for plant biology in the world. (2011-08-15)

The Plant Cell launches 'Teaching Tools in Plant Biology'
The American Society of Plant Biologists announces the launch of (2009-10-26)

Plants Use 'Snorkels' To Survive Floods
When flooded by water, some plants send up shoots above the surface and use the new leaves as a kind of 'snorkel'. Dutch biologists, subsidized by NWO, are going to investigate the way plants control this adaptive behaviour. It is hoped that the insights gained will make it possible to select crops which can cope with floods. (1999-04-12)

Pest uses plant hairs for protection
Guam cycads' hairy problem allows invasive insect to flourish. (2013-02-05)

Picture release: Spiral growth
This flower-like image shows a plant that is not developing quite right. It comes from a study in which scientists at EMBL and the University of Sydney unearthed the molecular feedback loop that creates the spiral pattern of leaves around a stem. The work is published today in Current Biology. (2016-11-03)

Raising plants to withstand climate change
Success with improving a model plant's response to harsh conditions is leading plant molecular researchers to move to food crops including wheat, barley, rice and chickpeas. Flinders University and La Trobe researchers in Australia are focusing on genes that encode antioxidant enzymes to minimise harmful oxidative responses in leaf cells to environmental stress. Experiments showed the plant with enhanced enzyme levels becoming more hardy and recovering more readily from exposure to drought and 'high light'. (2019-12-03)

Biologists produce rainbow-colored algae
What can green algae do for science if they weren't, well, green? That's the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells. (2013-03-07)

Quadrennial joint annual meetings of American Society of Plant Biologists and Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists in Providence July 21-25 will present latest advances in plant science
Nearly 1,300 scientists will attend the Quadrennial Joint Annual Meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists July 21 to 25, 2001 in the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Abstracts and other annual meeting information can be found at (2001-07-18)

ASPB supports the President's research initiatives
The American Society of Plant Biologists today issued it's strong support for the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) and Advanced Energy Initiative recommended by President Bush. (2006-02-17)

UCR's Xuemei Chen receives the 2006 Charles Albert Shull Award
Xuemei Chen, an associate professor of plant cell and molecular biology in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside, has been awarded the Charles Albert Shull Award. (2006-10-06)

Professor Keiko Torii receives the 2015 Fellow of ASPB Award
Professor Keiko Torii of ITbM, Nagoya University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Washington receives the 2015 Fellow of ASPB Award. (2015-04-13)

ASPB members elected to National Academy of Sciences
Six members of the American Society of Plant Biologists have been elected as members or foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. (2012-05-10)

Can chickpea genes save mustard seeds from blight disease?
During visits to fields in Assam, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India, plant biologists Muthappa Senthil-Kumar and Urooj Fatima found mustard plants infested with Alternaria blight disease. They also noticed that an adjacent field of chickpeas were completely uninfected. (2020-01-29)

Turning green into yellow
Future increases in biofuels production will require plants with new characteristics to generate new crops that work well for fuel production. This will be the topic of a presentation on Monday, May 8 in Washington, DC, by Dr. Kenneth Keegstra, Director of the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. (2006-05-08)

Mark Estelle of Indiana University awarded Kumho International Science Prize
Indiana University Professor Mark Estelle has been awarded the 2006 Kumho International Science Prize by the Kumho Cultural Foundation of Seoul, Korea and its chairman, Sam Koo Park. The awards process was administered on behalf of the Kumho Cultural Foundation by the American Society of Plant Biologists. (2006-01-24)

ASPB members elected to National Academy of Sciences
Several distinguished plant scientists -- most of them members of the American Society of Plant Biologists -- have been elected as members or foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. (2013-05-01)

Biologists find missing link for the 'safe' signal in plants
Plant biologists at Utrecht University and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, issuing the signal 'safe'. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PNAS on Tuesday, May 30. (2017-05-30)

Latest knowledge on plant cell-wall biology in new book
The wall to a plant cell is no longer just a biological bulwark. It is a critical component in science. To update other biologists, Jocelyn Rose, Cornell assistant professor of plant biology, has assembled and edited a new book, (2003-12-04)

Plant stems and leaves are always proportional to roots
Cornell and University of Arizona researchers have found that the mass of a plant's leaves and stems is proportional to that of its roots in a mathematically predictable way, regardless of species or habitat. Biologists can now estimate how much biomass is underground by looking at the stems and leaves above ground. (2002-02-22)

Viral probe gives ringside view of cell-to-cell combat
A fascinating blow-by-blow account of the arms struggle between plants and viral pathogens, is revealed in new research. (2018-01-23)

Coping: Plant adaptability to stress discovered
Most people who get too hot and thirsty this summer can quickly grab a cool drink. Not so for plants. Their roots keep them lingering in stressful situations - sometimes to death. Now a Texas A&M University researcher has identified a system in a mutant arabidopsis, a type of weed, that signals to its cells to go on hold until stressful situations pass. (2003-07-30)

Salt-tolerant gene found in simple plant nothing to sneeze at
Whether a plant withers unproductively or thrives in salty conditions may now be better understood by biologists. The cellular mechanism that controls salt tolerance has been found in the arabidopsis plant by Texas AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Hisashi Koiwa, and an international team. Complex-N-glycan, a carbohydrate linked to a protein in plant cells, was previously thought to have no helpful function for plant growth and to cause certain allergies in humans, said Koiwa. (2008-04-07)

ASPB members elected to National Academy of Sciences
Several members of the American Society of Plant Biologists have been elected as members or foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. ASPB members in the new NAS class include James Birchler, Steven Jacobsen and Jiayang Li. (2011-05-04)

Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others
University of Nebraska-Lincoln research shows how plants gain nitrogen and how this allows some species to invade and take over native plants. (2009-07-06)

Carnegie's Jones recognized for early career contributions to plant science
Carnegie's Alexander Jones will receive the Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science. The honor includes publishing a minireview, an editorial written about his work in the journal New Phytologist, and a small bursary. (2015-12-17)

Real-time Plant Physiology: ASPB extends 'open access' benefit for members
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) announces a groundbreaking new benefit for members of the Society who publish research papers in Plant Physiology, the most highly cited plant biology journal in the world. (2006-09-25)

Hunt for a new plant hormone points to carotenoids
In looking for clues to the identity of a mysterious new plant hormone, a research team lead by Ottoline Leyser of the University of York has come one step closer in finding a gene required for the hormone's synthesis. The biochemical activity of this synthesis protein potentially offers a significant clue to the nature of the hormone, which is thought to coordinate rates of growth between different plant tissues. (2004-07-26)

ASPB Plant Biology 2004 in Walt Disney World
Five major symposia, 20 minisymposia, numerous workshops, more than 1,000 posters, and 40 exhibits will be featured at Plant Biology 2004 -- the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists July 24-28, 2004 at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, Florida. The five major symposia include the The President's Symposium -- (2004-02-02)

Survival artists in the Antarctic
Researchers study the ways in which moss can survive in hostile environments. (2017-01-12)

Exploiting epigenetic variation for plant breeding
Epigenetic changes can bring about new traits without altering the sequence of genes. This may allow plants to respond quicker to changes in their environment. Plant biologists at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated that epigenetic variation is also subject to selection and can be inherited. This could expand the possibilities for crop breeding. (2018-11-08)

Stressed plants must have iron under control
When land plants' nutrient availability dwindles, they have to respond to this stress. Plant researchers at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) have used available data to examine which genes plants activate in the event of stress and what these mean. They published their findings in the journal iScience. (2019-08-15)

Mutant Flowers Mark A Breakdown In Male-Female Communication
Men have long used flowers to help them win a mate--but what do flowers use? University of Chicago researchers have found flowers that have lost part of it. Mutations of a small flowering plant have pollen tubes that wander aimlessly about the pistil, unable to find and fertilize an egg. (1996-11-29)

Open access initiative from the Company of Biologists
The Company of Biologists announces that - from January 2004 - its journals - Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology - will be offering authors the option of 'open access.' (2003-09-29)

Seed time-capsule will aid study of plant evolution amid environmental change
Everything that scientists can ever know about long-gone creatures is what they can deduce from fossils. But what if they could resurrect actual specimens and compare their features with their modern-day descendants? That's a notion that has University of Toronto biologists helping to create a seed bank that will let future researchers do exactly that with plants, allowing them to measure evolution caused by global change. (2011-10-05)

Smaller plants punch above their weight in the forest, say Queen's biologists
New findings from Queen's University biologists show that in the plant world, bigger isn't necessarily better. (2009-07-14)

Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol
Professor Chris Somerville of the Carnegie Institution and Stanford University, explained August 5 at the ASPB Annual Meeting in Boston advances in plant science research that are both needed and achievable to reduce costs and multiply current levels of production of biofuels from plant cellulose (biomass). (2006-08-05)

Finding new research frontiers in a single cell
Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures. The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics. (2012-08-14)

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