Plants release volatile organic compounds

It has been shown that many common house plants have the ability to remove volatile organic compounds-gases or vapours emitted by solids and liquids that may have adverse short- and long-term health effects on humans and animals-from indoor air.

Plants on steroids

A team of plant biologists have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones called brassinosteroids.

Superbugs in waste treatment plants

For bacteria in wastewater treatment plants, the stars align perfectly to create a hedonistic mating ground for antibiotic-resistant superbugs eventually discharged into streams and lakes.

Nitrogen-fixing plants

Some soil microorganisms are capable of forging associations with plant roots in the form of symbioses. Certain of these relationships play a highly important ecological and agronomic role.

Genetically modified plants to grow vaccines against killer diseases

Genetically modified plants are to be used to grow vaccines for use in the worldwide fight against HIV, tuberculosis, diabetes and rabies thanks to a grant of E12 million from the EU's Sixth Framework Programme.

Edible oil plant's commitment to clean water

Negociación Industrial Santa Lucía, SA de CV, is a company in the foodstuffs sector which manufactures vegetable oils.






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