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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 — As tropical forests become increasingly broken up by roads, farm fields, pastures and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a rich diversity ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — A central challenge of transgenic plant development has been addressed by a new study: how to reliably evaluate whether genetic material has been successfully introduced. Researchers compared the ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — This rare orchid is unique for several reasons. First, it resembles a ghost when its white flower moves at night; hence, it is known as the Ghost Orchid. It is also leafless, and its roots attach to ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — A young botanist and seasoned plant expert named a new plant species for a Smithsonian herbarium ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — In space, there is no scent of baking bread, no wind on your face, no sound of raindrops hitting the roof, no favorite kitten to curl up in your lap. Over time, being deprived of these common ... read more

The Global Spectrum of Plant Form and Function

Jan. 20, 2016 — Do existing plants represent all theoretically possible combinations of structure and function for growth, survival and reproduction? To answer this question an international team from 14 countries ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — What may seem like a failure in systems is actually an exceptional opportunity for scientists back on Earth to better understand how plants grow in ... read more

New Mechanism Controlling Plant Root Development Uncovered

Jan. 19, 2016 — A new cell division regulator that shapes plant root systems has been uncovered by researchers. These findings could lead to new techniques to improve root architecture in favor of higher crop ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — When a sperm and an egg cell merge a new life begins. This is the case in humans and in animals, but in principle also in plants. A team of biologists has discovered a gene trigger in the moss ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — A group of genes necessary for plants to form beneficial relationships with nutrient-bearing soil fungi has been uncovered by a team of scientists. They compared the genomes of plants that form these ... read more

Predictability of DNA Markers for Population-Level Study Based on Species-Level Variation

Jan. 16, 2016 — To answer the question of whether genes that show high levels of variability across different species could also be useful in population-level evolutionary studies, scientists tested the utility of ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Soil frost is a nearly universal process in the Arctic. In a recent dissertation, it is shown that the frequency and extent of soil frost is important for the release of the greenhouse gas carbon ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Plant volatile organic compounds are elusive and influential chemicals that are an essential part of how plants react with their environment and that also affect Earth's climate globally. A new ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Discerning consumers are seeking out alternatives to basic white bread. They are turning to Old World grains like spelt, emmer, and einkorn. However, reviving ancient grains in modern times ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new strategy to promote plant growth and seed yield by 38 percent to 57 percent has been developed in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, hence increasing carbon dioxide absorption from the ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Modifying the structure of poplar wood can also alter the endosphere microbiome, the bacteria that reside inside tree tissue, new research shows. In this study, the researchers looked into how trees ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Ehen temperatures get warmer, woodrats suffer a reduced ability to live on their normal diet of toxic creosote, suggesting that global warming may hurt plant-eating animals, report ... read more

How Plants Interact With Beneficial Microbes in the Soil

Jan. 12, 2016 — Biologists working with the alfalfa-clover Medicago truncatula, has found how a gene in the host plant encodes a protein that recognizes the cell membrane surrounding the symbiotic bacteria, then ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — For the past few years, mildew has been able to infect triticale grain, which up to then had been resistant to this fungal disease. So how was the pathogen able to spread to a different host plant? ... read more

Drip Irrigation Rates Tested for Eggplant Growth, Yield

Jan. 11, 2016 — Experiments assessed the effects of irrigation rate on plant growth and fruit yield in eggplant. Plants irrigated at 67 percent ETc produced fruit yields similar to those of plants irrigated at 100 ... read more

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