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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

Homeowners Value Property Value Boost Brought About by City Trees

Aug. 17, 2016 — If a city plants trees near a residential area, most homeowners value the likely subsequent increase in their property values, a new study shows. And they’re willing to pay an average of $7 more ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A horticultural sciences professor and his colleagues found genetic markers for fruit quality traits that will be useful in future cultivar-breeding ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Amateur and professional entomologists are experts at their own version of Pokémon Go. After all, part of their job is to search for and collect rare insect species that are stored in the archives ... read more

Sequencing of Fungal Disease Genomes May Help Prevent Banana Armageddon

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a group of three closely related fungal pathogens have evolved into a lethal threat to the world's bananas, whilst scientists have unraveled the DNA of the fungus ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Wildlife-friendly farming schemes can help boost the abundance of many UK moth species, a new study has ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — A plant molecule once regarded as a biological dead end now offers new leads into the development of hardier plants, scientists ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — At present, an early diagnosis of the tumor-like crown gall disease affecting grapevines seems out of reach. Two researchers have taken a closer look at the tumors and found a very special ... read more

Surveys of Corn, Soybean Fields Reveal Implications for Pollinator Conservation

Aug. 11, 2016 — What kind of insect pollinators are commonly found in corn and soybean fields? The answer to that question can be found in a new article, say researchers who used modified pan traps to compare the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Plants may have a hard time adapting to climate change if they move to new regions to keep up with changing habitats, according to new ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — An international research team identified a novel signal peptide that matures in rice flowers to promote bristle (awn) elongation. The gene encoding this peptide contains a GC-rich region that ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A professor's flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender. In a recent study, he identified the genes responsible for the bane of many Canadian flax farmers' ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Invasive plants are a problem around the world, but are they just a nuisance or are they killers? So far there are no documented cases of native plants becoming extinct purely because of an alien ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Dwarfed plants add color and a diversity of architectures to landscapes and gardens, and a university undergraduate class discovered a key mechanism that leads to their small ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Douglas fir trees are consistently sensitive to drought conditions that occur throughout the species' range in the United States, according to a ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — New fossil finds from China push back the origins of deep soils by 20 million years, new research has uncovered. This is a key part of the stepwise conquest of the land and transformation of the ... read more

A Plant Present in Brazil Is Capable of Colonizing Deforested Areas

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have studied the genetic diversity and differentiation patterns of the native pioneer understory tree Miconia affinis. They collected leaf tissue from approximately 30 reproductive trees ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties. They say small gene-regulating molecules found in plant cells ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Female mosquitoes are well known blood-feeders, but they also consume sugar sources such as nectar, fruits and tree sap. A study suggests that the plant-based part of their diet affects malaria ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — To survive, the parasites responsible for malaria and toxoplasmosis depend on mechanisms inherited from the plant world, a new study has found. The discovery is a major advance for the development of ... read more

New Tool Enables Researchers to Rapidly Manipulate Protein Levels in Mammalian Cells

Aug. 4, 2016 — A research team has developed a tool that allows scientists to quickly manipulate levels of two proteins in the same cell. They say the method, dubbed a "dual molecular tuner," offers an ... read more

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