Welcome to Episode 2 of our weekly feature, Plants in the News. These stories are selected to provide educators with interesting and accessible news from the world of plant science. Although some of the stories we feature are based on articles with restricted access, we also provide links to news summaries that are available without restrictions. If you have a timely suggestion for this Friday feature, let us know during the week and maybe your story will be included!
Resources and Links:
Gomez, B., Daviero-Gomez, V., Coiffard, C., Martín-Closas, C. and Dilcher, D.L. (2015). Montsechia, an ancient aquatic angiosperm. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (In Press) http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/08/12/1509241112.abstract. See also BBC News (18 August 2015). Ancient underwater plant ‘could be world’s first flower’. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33969640.
Regalado, A. (August 11, 2015).The Next Great GMO Debate. MIT Technology Review. http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/540136/the-next-great-gmo-debate/.
Henkhaus, N. (August 13, 2015). NSF grant launches Plant Science Research Network. Cornell Chronicle http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/08/nsf-grant-launches-plant-science-research-network. Follow them on Twitter at @PlantSciResNet.
Gebelhoff, R. (June 30, 2015). The world’s most beautiful greenhouses are growing underwater, and growing strawberries. Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/06/30/the-worlds-most-beautiful-greenhouses-are-underwater-and-growing-strawberries/. See also http://www.nemosgarden.com/