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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Fungus on Lawns: Novel Methods of Rhizoctonia Solani Control?

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have identified a novel and important biological aspect of R. Solani while investigating brown patch infected cool-season turfgrasses: R. solani isolated from diseased tissue were ... read more

Plant-Made Virus Shells Could Deliver Drugs Directly to Cancer Cells

Feb. 15, 2017 — Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. Researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability -- minus the part that makes us sick -- to develop ... read more

Genes in Albino Orchids May Hold Clues to Parasitic Mechanism Used by Non-Photosynthetic Plants

Feb. 14, 2017 — How do plants give up photosynthesis and become parasites? A research team is using comprehensive analysis of gene expression in albino and green orchids to investigate the evolution of parasitic ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have identified peptide hormones needed for formation and maintenance of plant root barrier to preserve ion homeostasis and adapt to harsh soil ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Mammals and Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

Feb. 13, 2017 — Large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change, new research concludes. Alarmingly, this team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Invisible to the naked eye, cyst nematodes are a major threat to agriculture, causing billions of dollars in global crop losses every year. A group of plant scientists recently found one of the ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Scientists have developed a technique for introducing proteins into plant cells using plasma treatment. Their method could have multiple applications in plant research and ... read more

Bluebells May Fail to Flourish as Warmer Days Speed Start of Spring

Feb. 10, 2017 — Bluebells and some other spring flowers appear to be slipping out of sync with spring, as changes in seasonal temperatures alter the optimum time for them to come into leaf or flower, a new study has ... read more

The Origin of Stem Cells

Feb. 8, 2017 — The protein WOX2 is responsible for enabling plants to develop organs throughout their ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new discovery of a type of autophagy could lead to new methods for controlling aging in plants, report ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Nearly a decade after being logged, vegetation in forested areas severely burned by California's Cone Fire in 2002 was relatively similar to areas untouched by logging equipment. The findings of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Removing exotic plant species has a much greater impact on ecosystems than previously thought. Pollination processes become more efficient, and the pollination network soon becomes more resilient. ... read more

Scat Sniffer Dogs Tell Researchers a Lot About Endangered Lizards

Jan. 31, 2017 — Dogs can be trained to find almost anything, but one researcher had them detect something a little unusual -- the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The dogs helped find out how ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — A new study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant's immune system leads to its ability to resist disease. Researchers said the finding was significant as food security was an ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — The process of synthesizing many important master proteins in plants involves extensive modification, or 'tagging' by sugars after the protein is assembled, research shows. Their work ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An invasive dune plant has an advantage over its native counterpart: the invasive is better at preventing erosion of dunes during big storms, report ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Plants emit odors in response to herbivory. A new study reveals that the odor bouquet changes depending on the type of enemy that attacks the plant. To the surprise of the researchers involved, ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter, as well as other needs, such as ... read more

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