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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

May 19, 2015 — Naturally occurring, plant-associated bacteria as a crop protection agent are now available for use in crop protection to alleviate the contamination of soil with pesticides -- arguably the most ... read more

Giant Panda Gut Bacteria Can't Efficiently Digest Bamboo

May 19, 2015 — It's no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. The bamboo-eating giant panda ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers. Prions are the protein-based infectious agents responsible for a group of diseases called transmissible ... read more

May 13, 2015 — The migratory potato leafhopper causes untold millions of dollars in damage every year. A study by entomologists suggests that climate warming could be making this problem worse. Using data that span ... read more

May 12, 2015 — It took decades of painstaking work, but a research geneticist managed to cross a popular soybean variety with a related wild perennial plant that grows like a weed in Australia, producing the first ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the ... read more

May 4, 2015 — An "ancient relationship" between fungi and plant roots creates a genetic expression that leads to more root growth, scientists say. Common fungus could one day be used as ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures has been discovered by scientists. The researchers said the findings provided insights into how plants modulate their ... read more

Ecologist Warns of Bamboo Fueling Spread of Hantavirus

May 7, 2015 — The popularity of bamboo landscaping could increase the spread of hantavirus, researchers say, with the plant's prolific seed production creating a population boom among seed-eating deer mice ... read more

May 7, 2015 — If you have this beautiful flower in your garden, you should uproot it before the seed pods explode, releasing thousands of seeds. It spreads like the plague. The seeds of Impatiens glandulifera, ... read more

'Silver Bullet' Kills Phytophthora, a Fungus That Affects More Than 400 Plants and Trees

May 5, 2015 — Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A demographic study of two endangered plants at Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco shows that they favor recently disturbed open areas over areas that have established plant cover. ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Flowering plants naturally know when they need to spare or perish their cells. In a new study, an international group of plant biologists has examined the ovules of plant cells by live-imaging to ... read more

Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding could improve the economics of ... read more

Silicon: An Important Element in Rice Production

Apr. 28, 2015 — Recent research showed that, although long neglected by ecologists, silicon is in fact beneficial for the growth of many plants, including major crops such as rice, wheat and barley. Researchers have ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The description of five new species of blueberry relatives from Colombia highlights the country's great diversity of the plant family Ericaceae and the importance of field exploration. These new ... read more

Viruses: You've Heard the Bad; Here's the Good

Apr. 30, 2015 — Viruses, like bacteria, can be important beneficial microbes in human health and in agriculture, researchers say, following a review of the current literature on beneficial ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The Iberian ibex was reintroduced in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid) in 1989. Now, some say there are too many of them. Researchers have assessed the impact on woody plant species in order to know ... read more

MarkerMiner 1.0: An Easy-to-Use Bioinformatics Platform for DNA Analysis in Angiosperms

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed MarkerMiner, a new software that simplifies analysis of next-generation sequencing data in angiosperms. MarkerMiner is an automated, open-source, bioinformatics workflow ... read more

Role of Telomeres in Plant Stem Cells Discovered

Apr. 30, 2015 — The development of an innovative technology that enables the monitoring of telomeres at the cellular level in plants has been described in a new article. The technique allows to demonstrate, for the ... read more

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