How plants tell time

Researchers have solved a key mystery of how plants tell time, say scientists from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Researchers learned a chemical bond in the protein Zeitlupe forms and breaks in reaction to sunlight at varying rates, signaling plants when to bloom, metabolize and store energy, and other functions. The discovery means plant clocks can be tuned by targeted mutations to plant proteins that may improve resistance to pathogens and crop yields.

How plants tell time

Findings of a new study solve a key mystery about the chemistry of how plants tell time so they can flower and metabolize nutrients.

Tue 16 May 17 from Phys.org

How plants use sunlight to tell time via cell protein signaling

Researchers have solved a key mystery of how plants tell time. Researchers learned a chemical bond in the protein Zeitlupe forms and breaks in reaction to sunlight at varying rates, signaling ...

Tue 16 May 17 from ScienceDaily

Study solves mystery of how plants use sunlight to tell time via cell protein signaling

Researchers have solved a key mystery of how plants tell time, say scientists from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Researchers learned a chemical bond in the protein Zeitlupe forms and ...

Tue 16 May 17 from Eurekalert

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