Skip to content Skip to navigation

Stanford scientists reveal how grass developed a better way to breathe

Picture of a field of grass
magdasmith / Getty Images
Mar 16 2017

Posted In:

Research, Faculty

Grasses are better able to withstand drought or high temperatures than many other plants in large part due to changes in their pores, called stomata.  In a study led by Biology Professor Dominique Bergmann, scientists have discovered how grasses produce these altered pores, which could someday lead to crops that can better survive climate change.  These findings were reported in the March 17, 2017 issue of Science.