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2013-04-25 19:48:11

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding.

2013-03-18 10:48:04

Around half of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

2013-03-05 23:00:24

NEGATE’s dual-powered synergistic formulation provides control of a variety of cool-season POA, ryegrass and broadleaf weeds in Bermudagrass and Zoysaigrass. PASADENA,

Volcanic Grit Played Key Role In Strong Tooth Development
2013-03-05 19:55:56

Archeologists have long assumed the evolutionary development of strong, thick-enameled teeth coincides with a mammals shift to a diet of field grasses.

Questions About Human Evolution Raised In New Geological Study
2013-02-01 10:35:18

An ambitious analysis of the past 12 million years’ of vegetation change in northeastern Africa is proving to be a bit of a game change in the understanding of the world as it was when our ancestors first decided to walk on two feet.

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.

Diversity Helps To Maintain Grasslands During Drought
2012-08-09 10:21:11

As drought ravages grasslands across the United States, a few American scientists are looking into how different species of grass endure these harsh conditions.

BGI Completes Sequencing Of Foxtail Millet Genome
2012-05-15 04:04:04

A report published in the online journal Nature Biotechnology states that BGI has successfully completed the analysis and genome sequence of foxtail millet (Setaria italica).


Latest Poaceae Reference Libraries

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Greater Cane Rat, Thryonomys swinderianus
2012-05-16 12:22:36

The greater cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus) is one of two species of cane rats found in Africa. They prefer to reside in reed beds or riverbanks south of the Saharan Desert. They have adapted well to urbanization and will also live on plantations. The nocturnal greater cane rat lives in small groups that are led by one alpha male and will make their burrows underground or in grasses. The diet of this cane rat consists of cane plants and grasses. When frightened, the greater cane rat will...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.