Researchers have found that a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of colour
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: plant-sciences fruit colour plant
Mark Greenwood and James Locke from the University's Sainsbury Laboratory reveal how plants tell the time and coordinate their cellular rhythms. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
Aug. 21, 2019 • ~5 min
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered striking similarities in how two distantly related plants defend themselves against pathogens despite splitting from their common ancestor more than 400 million years ago.
July 12, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: plant-sciences plant-genetics
As parents of identical twins will tell you, they are never actually identical, even though they have the same genes. This is also true in the plant world. Now, new research by the University of Cambridge is helping to explain why ‘twin’ plants, with identical genes, grown in identical environments continue to display unique characteristics all of their own.
Jan. 25, 2019 • ~7 min
A new easy-to-use legal tool that enables exchange of biological material between research institutes and companies launches today.
Oct. 11, 2018 • ~5 min
Tags: spotlight-on-innovation plant-sciences synthetic-biology
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