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Grow your own Martian salad

A Martian diet might aid your health on Earth (but there are probably better interventions you should try first)

Is Red the Signature of Life-Bearing Planets?

What colours should we be looking for from exoplanets if they hold life? New research from Japan suggests they could be more similar to Earth than previously thought.

MELiSSA delivers AstroPlant

We have an interest in plant biology in space here on the blog, so naturally we're excited about MELiSSA's AstroPlant desktop greenhouse. Normally we're...

The European Space Agency goes back to its roots

The roots are Arabidopsis roots. They'll be flying, along with the rest of the plant, on a parabolic flight to see how they react...

Use it or lose it, for a plant’s sense of gravity?

Gravitropism is the ability of a plant to turn in response to gravity. Roots have gravitropism, bending to turn down and stems negative gravitropism...

Calibrating data in a weightless environment

A Test to Verify the Biocompatibility of a Method for Plant Culture in a Microgravity Environment by Brown and Chapman is an example of...

30 years of Astrobotany in Annals of Botany

"In the newspapers I used to read about shuttles going up and down all the time, but it bothered me a little bit that...

Figs In Space! Or lettuces at least.

Mashable reports that NASA will experiment with growing food in space. Fans of the Muppet Show may be disappointed that the first crop will...

Will Martian cuisine have a terrifying surprise?

Mars One has launched a project to put humans on Mars by cutting out one of the biggest costs of the mission. Putting a...

Are radishes the perfect astronauts?

A common question is if you were to leave a spaceship without a spacesuit, what kill you? Would you boil in the lack of...

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How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.
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