By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. If a plant’s circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available – through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes – the world’s farmers could feed more people.
PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to development of crops that repair sun damage […]
He is recognized internationally as a leading authority on photosynthesis, and in 2001 – with colleagues Vince Franceschi and Elena Voznesenskaya – he discovered a unique form of photosynthesis. Now Gerald Edwards will be recognized by the university as a Regents professor. “I’m pleased to represent the sciences and WSU at this level,” Edwards said. “I’m […]
PULLMAN — Toss out that old biology book you were hanging onto for reference. The chapter on photosynthesis is about to be rewritten, thanks to work by David Kramer and his research team at Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry.Using instruments they designed and built themselves, Kramer and his group have discovered that plants […]
Gerald E. Edwards, a Washington State University professor in the School of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will present the university’s annual Distinguished Faculty Address April 9. The 7:30 p.m. public talk, “Living by Photosynthesis,” is set for the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. A […]