Plant Biology
Plant Biology
To match human population growth, world agricultural production must double over the next quarter century. At Salk, we study plants so that humans will have the food, clothing, energy and medicines they need now and in the future.

Seeing the inside of plants in 3D

The cellular life inside a plant is as vibrant as the blossom. In each plant tissue—from root tip to leaf tip—there are hundreds of cell types that relay information about functional needs and environmental changes. Now, a new technology developed by Professor Joseph Ecker, first author Tatsuya Nobori, and colleagues captures this internal plant world at an unprecedented resolution, opening the door for understanding how plants respond to a changing climate and how researchers might develop more resilient crops.

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