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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 4, 2015 — A new strain of yeast called Yarrowia lipolytica Y-3492 was found to be very active in waste water treatment. The discovery was made by microbiologists during their research at Western Siberian peat ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Believe it or not: X-ray works a lot better on rocks than on paper. This has been a problem for conservators trying to save historical books and letters. They frankly did not know what they were up ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A team of Japanese scientists found and described a new species of scarab beetle from Cambodia. The beetle was named after Venus -- the Roman goddess of beauty and love -- to complement a previously ... read more

Invasions out of Center of Diversity Increase Risk of Disease Epidemics in Wheat

July 13, 2015 — Scientists have found that strains of the wheat pathogen causing severe yellow rust epidemics in Europe have their origin in the center of diversity in the Himalayan region. It seems that the fungus ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: don't panic. A new study has analyzed growth in thousands of pine tree plots across the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Inadvertently continuing a line of study they conducted about 15 years ago, a team of researchers recently discovered the causal agent for an emerging turfgrass disease affecting golf courses around ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Long-term differences in soil use and management influence not only the sizes and numbers of soil aggregates, but also what the pores inside them will look like, new research ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Trees that can tolerate soil pollution are also better at defending themselves against pests and pathogens. 'It looks like the very act of tolerating chemical pollution may give trees an ... read more

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

Soils Are Living, Experts Explain

June 25, 2015 — Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth, scientists report. This includes animals, insect, bacteria and ... read more

Dual Internal Clocks Keep Plant Defenses on Schedule

June 22, 2015 — Time management isn't just important for busy people -- it's critical for plants, too. A new study shows how two biological clocks work together to help plants deal with intermittent ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. Although the snake fungus and the bat fungus inhabit different ... read more

June 10, 2015 — A team of researchers has found a South American example of interactions between a group of flies and the mushrooms they feed on as larvae. Though this group of flies has more than 1,100 species ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Despite markedly different root morphologies and resulting disparities in nutrient-uptake processes, forest trees of different lineages show comparable efficiency in acquiring soil nutrients, ... read more

A First in Tree Research: European Trees Planted in China to Identify Potentially Invasive Species in Our Forests

June 3, 2015 — The expansion of international trade, rapid transport, increasing sales of decorative plants and agricultural goods, and global warming are all factors that contribute to the unintentional ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Even though the walnut twig beetle is likely native to Arizona, California, and New Mexico, it has become an invasive pest to economically and ecologically important walnut trees throughout much of ... read more

Nicotinoid, Fungal Disease Team Up to Break Down Termites' Tough Defenses

May 20, 2015 — A small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, researchers report. This is a finding that could lead to more effective methods of ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Biologists have expressed cautious optimism about a possible treatment for White-nose Syndrome (WNS). They have now released bats that had WNS last fall but were successfully treated during a field ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Small soil animals can limit the effects of climate change, a team of researchers has shown through a long-term study. In the same way that Yellowstone's wolves regulate plant diversity by ... read more

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