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2012-12-10 13:00:36

As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.

2011-12-13 22:27:03

Plants must supply their various tissues with the carbohydrates they produce through photosynthesis in the leaves.

2011-12-09 11:52:42

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth's population is nearing 9 billion.

2010-12-06 21:14:18

Nonindigenous insects and pathogens continue to become established in US forests with regularity despite regulations intended to prevent this.

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2009-11-02 12:30:00

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and US institutions.


Word of the Day
filiation
  • The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
  • The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
  • In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
The word 'filiation' comes from a Latin word meaning 'legal right of a son'.
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