Plant Biology Archive

The Secret of Vanilla

What is Vanilla? Vanilla, a staple in the kitchen and a scent that reminds many of warmth and cookies, is often thought of only as the small black beans that are scraped out of vanilla …

A Video Review of Photosynthesis

While most of us may dread the thought of learning about photosynthesis, if you take a big picture view, you will notice that it not really that complicated. Photosynthesis is simply a series of steps …

The Science of Tree Rings

What is Dendrochronology? Dendrochronology is the study of tree ring growth.  Trees that live in temperate climates which experience seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels often produce one ring of growth per year.  The …