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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

May 27, 2016 — Manduca sexta hawk moth use their proboscis to smell the floral volatiles when they visit flowers, report scientists. They discovered the olfactory neurons involved in the perception of these ... read more

May 26, 2016 — An important component in the process of nitrogen fixation in plants has been discovered by researchers. They have identified a key protein that facilitates the movement of calcium in plant ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have determined the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas for different purposes such as ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Calcium phosphate is a widespread biomineral in the animal kingdom: Bones and teeth largely consist of this very tough mineral substance. Researchers now for the first time demonstrate the presence ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A stomachache can put a real damper on your love life -- especially if you're a giant panda. One minute it's breeding season and you're happily dining on fresh bamboo leaves, the next ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food, new research ... read more

May 17, 2016 — An extensive study has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two crop-improvement ... read more

May 17, 2016 — An almost entirely accidental discovery by researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers ... read more

May 17, 2016 — If you place a houseplant next to a sunny window, you may notice the leaves bending toward the light. Plants don't have brains, so the vast majority of movement is controlled by the interaction ... read more

Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the rhythm of day and night. Now, using laser scanners, scientists are studying the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape. Therefore, ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Using a new genetic mapping technique researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant's trait ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Biologists have made an important discovery that helps explain how plants regulate the proliferation of their stem cells. The discovery has near-term implications for increasing the yield of maize ... read more

May 16, 2016 — An entomologist at the University of Arkansas recently collected thirty species of plant-feeding wasps that had not been previously recorded in the state. While many of the species are widely ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Changing a common nursery procedure could increase the survival rate of an endangered tree, suggest ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers at the Australian National University have found possums in New Zealand prefer to eat leaves high in available protein, giving authorities new evidence to help them limit possum damage to ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Scientists say that the high levels of poaching forest elephants will result in a loss of the oldest, wisest matriarchs, who are living libraries of their vast rainforest domain. Without these ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root ... read more

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