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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

June 29, 2015 — A doctoral candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology is trying to determine how what happens underground, at the root level, can enhance habitat restoration effots. The research focus is on ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Three new eriophyoid mite species all coming from different genera were found in Xinjiang, China. One of the new species is the first representative of the genus Paracolomerus to be described from a ... read more

June 19, 2015 — <em>Nepenthes</em> is a family of carnivorous plants native to Asia and Australia, with the largest distribution on the islands Sumatra and Borneo. An international team of researchers ... read more

Next-Generation Sampling: Pairing Genomics With Large-Scale Herbarium Sampling

June 16, 2015 — Rapid advances in sequencing technology are expanding our understanding of biodiversity and evolution in complex plant groups, but access to samples remains a problem. Herbarium material provides a ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A soil microbe that mobilizes an 'iron shield' to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice has been discovered by researchers. The finding gives hope that a natural, low-cost solution -- a ... read more

June 12, 2015 — The rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect plants' absorption of nitrogen, which is the nutrient that restricts crop growth in most terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers ... read more

June 11, 2015 — The origin of vascular plants, more than 400 million years ago, changed the surface of our planet ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Everyone likes things that are bad for them sometimes --including birds. When an animal makes choices that are harmful for it, by reducing their lifespan, reproductive success, etc., this is known as ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Plants can undergo the same extreme 'chromosome shattering' seen in some human cancers and developmental syndromes, researchers have found. Chromosome shattering, or ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The causes and consequences of global warming are still under debate, but what would actually happen to all the plants, essential to many aspects of our lives, if the climate in the planet does get ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Acquiring a group of bacterial symbionts that are localized in the gut enabled firebugs to successfully exploit a food source that was previously inaccessible to them and led to the diversification ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Bats in tropical regions are fertilizing trees with their excretions. An international team of scientists recently discovered that seeds of a tropical tree species, which regularly hosts bats in ... read more

June 9, 2015 — New findings by plant molecular biologists are deepening scientists' views of a cell surface regulator, FERONIA receptor kinase from the model plant Arabidopsis, once thought to be involved only ... read more

Extra DNA Creates Cucumber With All Female Flowers

June 4, 2015 — A new study identifies the gene duplication that causes cucumber varieties produce only female flowers -- a high-yeild variety. The researchers discovered the extra DNA by screening genome sequences ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in visualizing the immediate wound or herbivory responses in plants. They used Arabidopsis thaliana plants that produce a special protein which breaks down after the binding ... read more

'Vampire' Plants Can Have Positive Impact Up the Food Chain

June 4, 2015 — New research has revealed that parasitic ‘vampire’ plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant could benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A microbiology professor and an ornithology professor have discovered that one of North America's most common migratory birds – the Dark-eyed Junco – carries on its feathers a remarkable ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Biological nitrogen fixation provides a free way for plants to alter and absorb the nutrient. Legumes like soybeans fix nitrogen due to the symbiosis with bacteria in the soil through development of ... read more

May 29, 2015 — The roots of a plant are constantly growing, so that they can provide the plant with water and minerals while also giving it a firm anchor in the ground. Responsible for these functions are ... read more

May 29, 2015 — In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, ... read more

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