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Symbiotic Fungi Inhabiting Plant Roots Have Major Impact On Atmospheric Carbon

Symbiotic Fungi Inhabiting Plant Roots Have Major Impact On Atmospheric Carbon

AUSTIN, Texas — Microscopic fungi that live in plants' roots play a major role in the storage and release of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere, according to a University of Texas at Austin researcher and his colleagues at Boston University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Plants ‘Remember’ Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

The role a key molecule plays in a plant’s ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

Biocontrol of Invasive Cane Grass Investigated by Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and USDA

Biocontrol of Invasive Cane Grass Investigated by Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and USDA

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to investigate biological control for an invasive cane grass that is choking waterways across North America.