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Key To Adaptation Limits Of Ocean Dwellers Uncovered By Scientists
2014-07-02 03:35:33

Alfred Wegener Institute The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology. For the first time biologists studied the relationship between the complexity of life forms and the ultimate limits of their adaptation to a warmer climate. While...

LEGO Bricks Turned Into Scientific Tool To Study Plant Growth
2014-06-27 03:19:07

Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment.

2014-06-23 23:01:51

The Grounds Guys want to make shopping for office plants simple by providing a list of plants to choose, depending on the space and specific needs. Waco, TX

Feathers Of Migrating Birds Carry Plant Fragments To New Locations
2014-06-12 12:14:13

One question that biologist have is why do plants grow in the northern regions of North America and southern regions of South America, but nowhere in between? Researchers have discovered a possible explanation to why this happens.

2014-05-26 10:52:55

Research from North Carolina State University finds that a lack of plant diversity is a key contributor to the widespread defoliation caused by cankerworms in cities, and highlights the role that increasing diversity can play in limiting future damage.

2014-05-21 10:14:43

Can plants and animals evolve to keep pace with climate change?

2014-05-21 08:23:52

Adding a living wall to indoor spaces is now a breeze with the framed wall planter from Suite Plants.

2014-05-15 16:30:19

The World's FIRST portable & modular plant shade device for backyard gardeners MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- I'm Mark Khan, the inventor of the PlantBrolly, a recently

Leaf Chewing Links Insect Diversity In Tropical Forests
2014-05-05 03:53:42

Observations of insects and their feeding marks on leaves in modern forests confirm indications from fossil leaf deposits that the diversity of chewing damage relates directly to diversity of the insect population that created it, according to an international team of researchers.

Aquatic Algae Can See A Wide Spectrum Of Light
2014-05-02 03:00:50

Aquatic algae can sense an unexpectedly wide range of color, allowing them to sense and adapt to changing light conditions in lakes and oceans.


Latest Plant Reference Libraries

Dawsonia
2013-11-04 10:01:23

Dawsonia is a classification of mosses. This genus is a member of the Polytrichaceae family. Dawsonia plants are commonly known to grow taller and have thicker leaves than other common mosses. Mosses are known to grow when hydrated, however most common mosses lack cuticles and internal transport tissues. This makes it difficult for them to maintain substantial amounts of water and they typically do not grow tall. Dawsonia are an exception to this common rule. Dawsonia mosses are...

Petrified Forest National Park
2013-04-24 16:53:26

Petrified Forest National Park is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. The park holds 221,552 acres of land, of which 50,260 acres are comprised of a designated wilderness. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples. The first American explorers to enter the area arrived while searching for good routes leading from east to west. This group, led by Army Lieutenant Amiel Whipple, surveyed the northern area of the...

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2008-06-15 19:31:02

The Whisk Fern (Psilotum nudum), is a genus of fern-like vascular plants, one of two genera in the family Psilotaceae, order Psilotales, and class Psilotopsida (the other being Tmesipteris). The distribution of Psilotum is tropical and subtropical, in the New World, Asia, and the Pacific. The highest latitudes known are in South Carolina and southern Japan for P. nudum. In the U.S., one species is found from Florida to Texas, the other in Hawaii. They had traditionally been thought not to...

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