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Extracting Plant DNA From Grasshopper Guts Improves Understanding Of Plant-insect Interactions
2014-02-06 14:12:58

Grasshoppers may be small, but the damages they are causing to the US agriculture industry are anything but.

How Does A South American Tree Adapt To Volcanic Soils?
2014-01-24 15:50:12

Low soil nitrogen, not soil phosphorus levels, stimulate cluster root adaptation in the Proteaceae Embothrium coccineum, a tree that may be key to reforestation in Patagonia

Nondestructive Visualization Techniques Used To Image Ancient Fossils
2013-11-11 12:19:33

New study integrates visualization techniques to examine 150-million-year-old plant fossils without damaging specimens

Studying Plant And Cell Growth In Space
2013-09-12 12:32:17

At work on the International Space Station, researchers studying plant and cell growth in space encountered a challenge.

Flower's Nectar Content Changed By Ants
2013-04-25 13:55:58

Ants foraging on nectar transmit yeasts that change sugar-chemistry and may affect subsequent pollinator visitations and plant fitness

Taxonomists Beware: The Flowers Might Just Be Fooling Us
2013-03-04 09:54:52

Floral morphologies may be less reliable than other traits in determining the relationships of papilionoid species and genera

A New Look At How Plants Sense Gravity
2013-02-04 16:31:22

American Journal of Botany Gravity affects the ecology and evolution of every living organism. In plants, the general response to gravity is well known: their roots respond positively, growing down, into the soil, and their stems respond negatively, growing upward, to reach the sunlight. But how do plants sense gravity and how do they direct or signal their cells to grow in response to it? Although botanists understand a great deal about how this works, a recent article in the recent issue...

Is The Key To Immortality Held by Palm Trees
2012-12-19 14:01:56

For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality.

2012-08-21 01:29:49

Botany is plagued by the same problem as the rest of science and society: our ability to generate data quickly and cheaply is surpassing our ability to access and analyze it.

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2011-07-31 07:26:40

Invasive tree afflicting Gulf Coast was not brought to US by Ben Franklin.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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