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The Evolution Of Grass Photosynthesis
2012-12-26 05:22:06

In examining the differences in photosynthetic activity among certain types of grasses, researchers from Brown University found that some plants are positioned to take evolutionary advantage of certain situations.

2012-12-07 16:34:37

Women with higher circulating carotenoid levels are at a reduced risk of breast cancer.

Forest Ecosystems Impacted By Climate Change
2012-11-29 12:04:30

A research team from the University of California – Santa Barbara, led by Mariah S. Carbone, studied the influence of clouds on the largest Bishop pine forest of Santa Cruz Island.

Algae Held Captive And Their Genes Stolen In Crime Of Evolution
2012-11-28 15:38:41

Microscopic animals held algae captive and stole their genes for energy production, thereby evolving into a new and more powerful species many millions of years ago reveals a new study published today in the journal Nature.

Process For Chameleon-like Changes In World's Most Abundant Phytoplankton Uncovered
2012-11-27 10:36:33

An international team of biologists led by Indiana University's David M. Kehoe has identified both the enzyme and molecular mechanism critical for controlling a chameleon-like process that allows one of the world's most abundant ocean phytoplankton, once known as blue-green algae, to maximize light harvesting for photosynthesis.

Early Cyanobacteria Samples Tested For Building Blocks Of Life
2012-11-13 05:53:25

Before DNA became the Earth's primary genetic material over 3.5 million years ago, scientists believe forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What came before RNA, though?

How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity Mapped By NASA
2012-11-02 06:46:06

A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.

Key To Controlling Fruit Ripening Could Be In The Functions Of Chloroplasts
2012-11-01 14:51:47

Biologists may have unearthed the potential to manipulate the functions of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells responsible for photosynthesis.


Word of the Day
friseur
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").
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