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Plants producing flower pollen must not leave anything to chance.
Pollinators interact with their landscapes to affect the genetic structure of 3 Penstemon species in the Great Basin.
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the rest of the nation battles frigid cold and snow storms, South Texans are dealing with a massive blizzard of pollen.
Tomato plants use similar biochemical mechanisms to reject pollen from their own flowers as well as pollen from foreign but related plant species, thus guarding against both inbreeding and cross-species hybridization, report plant scientists at the University of California, Davis.
Animals and plants introduced from foreign habitats may not seem harmful and can coexist with native species for decades, according to a European study published Monday.
New research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides new insights into flowering plants' genetic origins, an evolutionary innovation that quickly gave rise to many diverse flowering plants more than 130 million years ago.
Mildew infections not only cause unsightly vegetable patches, they can also result in extensive crop failure.
Long-nosed Cape rock elephant-shrews are fond of sticky treats.
A research team led by Teh-hui Kao, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, in collaboration with a team lead by Professor Seiji Takayama at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, has discovered a large suite of genes in the petunia plant that acts to prevent it from breeding with itself or with its close relatives, and to promote breeding with unrelated individuals.
A new study published on Wednesday found that a child's risk of allergies could be linked to the season that coincides with the first three months of pregnancy.
Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...
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