Plants defend themselves while being eaten
Plants defend themselves while being eaten

Vegetarians please note! Next time when you chew upon your favourite lettuce, be a little more considerate.

Rice acquires stronger immunity through gene transfer
Rice acquires stronger immunity through gene transfer

 Gene transfer from a completely different plant species can significantly boost the built-in immunity of rice plants, suggests a new study.

NASA to build vegetable garden on moon by 2015

NASA is planning to send seeds to the moon by 2015 to see if it would be possible to grow a vegetable garden there.

Hidden map gives petals their shape

Scientists from the John Innes Centre and University of East Anglia, UK, have revealed that the shape of petals is controlled by a hidden map located within the plant`s growing buds.