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Why Do Tomatoes Smell ‘Grassy’?

Tomatoes could be made to smell less ‘grassy’ by switching on genes that reduce the levels of a compound called 3-hexenal.

Researchers Discover Why Plants Wither

In stressful situations such as lack of water, plants cannot remove the harmful byproducts of photosynthesis, withering and dying as a result.

This Gene Helps Plants “Breathe” At Night

In plants, the AOR gene protects against toxic byproducts of nighttime respiration—and could be used to help plants grow in stressful environments.

Seawater Analysis Gives ‘Snapshot’ of Fish Distribution

By testing seawater samples for environmental DNA, researchers can accurately predict the distribution and school size of saltwater fish within specific locations in the ocean.

Fishing Out The Binding Partners Of Membrane Proteins

A yeast-inspired method to study how membrane proteins interact with other proteins could lead to new drugs targeting cell surface signaling molecules.

Protein That Protects Against Bowel Inflammation Identified

More than ten years after it was first discovered, the stomach cancer associated protein SAP-1 has been linked to protecting the gut against inflammation.

The Secret Language Of Ants

Using DNA sequencing and quantitative methods to study gene expression, scientists have identified the chemosensory proteins involved in communication between ants.

Where Did Saturn’s F Ring And Shepherd Satellites Come From?

Using computer simulations, scientists have found that collision of satellites drove the formation of Saturn's F ring and shepherd satellites.

7 Must-Read Stories In August 2015

In our August 2015 roundup, read all about the latest in CRISPR and cell reprogramming, parasitic wasps and how to found a medical school.