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Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Chewing Caterpillars
2014-07-02 03:34:36

researchers determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.

2014-06-19 00:21:41

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation today released BLM livestock data for Beaver County and Iron County, Utah showing that

Grazing Animals May Protect Biodiversity In Over-Fertilized Grasslands
2014-03-11 09:34:12

The Nutrient Network has released a new, comparative study of grasslands on six continents, to be published in an upcoming issue of Nature, that suggests it might be possible to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer...

2014-03-10 23:23:10

A study of grasslands on six continents suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently reduce their biodiversity: let grazing animals crop fast

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot.

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.

Plants Develop Competitive Strategies In Extreme Desert Environments
2014-01-01 06:53:13

Plants in extreme desert environments develop effective strategies to compete for the area’s limited resources, according to new research out of the University of Arizona, published in the American Journal of Botany.

2013-11-19 23:33:35

The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences and has now published over

Beetles Defeat Plant Defenses With Help From Microbes
2013-09-10 11:03:44

Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore

Cycads Evolved To Grow In Groves With Seed Dispersal By Large Frugivores
2013-08-21 06:22:43

Modern cycads have large, heavy seeds with a fleshy outer coat, suggesting they rely on large bodied fruit-eating animals to disperse their seeds. However, little evidence has been found that modern larger-bodied animals like emus or elephants are eating and dispersing the seeds.


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