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Magazine

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics.&nbsp;<a href="#__target_object_not_reachable"> <br /></a>

Nanoelectronics

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics. 
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Genetics . Plant Research

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Wild genes enhance stress tolerance

October 14, 2014

The genome of the wild tomato Solanum pennellii provides clues as to why this tomato species is so tolerant to stress [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Playing tag with sugars in the cornfield

September 26, 2014

Armyworms deactivate a maize chemical defense by reattaching a sugar in the opposite configuration [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Researchers block plant hormone

August 17, 2014

A small molecule inhibits jasmonic acid and helps to explain its effects [more]

Plant Research

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Making new species without sex

June 10, 2014

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Beetles that taste like mustard

May 09, 2014

Flea beetles outwit their host plant’s mustard oil bomb and use it for their own purposes [more]

Plant Research

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Nectar: a sweet reward from plants to attract pollinators

March 16, 2014

Flowering plants need sugar transporter SWEET9 for nectar production [more]

Cell Biology . Plant Research

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Plants recycle too

February 14, 2014

Researchers discover new adapter proteins for endocytosis in plants [more]

Developmental Biology . Plant Research

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Gene for dissected leaves

February 14, 2014

Arabidopsis thaliana lost the RCO gene over the course of evolution and thus forms simple leaves [more]

 
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