How plants open and close their "mouths"

December 18, 2022

In an important scientific advance, research scientists uncovered the mechanism of how plants control their "mouths", namely on how they open and close stomata. This could have important applications in preventing climate change effects  on  crops and other situations.

NSF founded reserachers from the University of California from San Diego, together with European collaborators from Finland and Estonia, have discovered a mechanism on how plants "use to direct their "breathing" of carbon dioxide".

"The researchers hope that harnessing this mechanism could lead to future engineering of plant water use efficiency and carbon intake, critical as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration continues to increase".

Source: National Science Foundation /By Jared Dashoff, December 7, 2022 

Scientists discover mechanism plants use to control 'mouths'