Wednesday 4 July 2018

Seeds for weeds in microgravity

A promising experiment involving the humble weed "thale cress" (Arabidopsis thaliana)
is presently being conducted in NASA's advanced plant habitat
on the International Space Station.

[For background information on the scientific value of thale cress 
there is an old article from The INDEPENDENT
that remains quite topical and stimulatingly informative.