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How Did Scavenging Fungi Became A Plant's Best Friend?
2013-11-26 09:00:27

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants.

How Plants In Arid Lands Gain Nutrients To Survive
2013-11-06 11:48:07

Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...

Dryland Soil Nutrients Will Be Disrupted Due To Warming Climate
2013-10-31 08:11:41

A landmark study conducted by a global collaboration of scientists reveals that an increasing aridity due to global warming will disrupt the balance of nutrients in the soil and cause a reduction of productivity in the world's drylands.

2013-10-11 12:46:14

In the land of 10,000 lakes, one lake has been the starting place for research with implications for big lakes around the world.

Earthworms Can Survive And Recover After Stress From 3-week Drought
2013-09-19 13:20:17

Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing.

Barro Colorado Island, Panama
2013-09-16 04:29:49

Tropical forests that are timber harvested or cleared for agriculture can help reduce their own recovery time by capturing natural nitrogen fertilizer and carbon dioxide more quickly when making a comeback.

Wobble Of The Earth Rings The Ocean Dinner Bell For Tiny Ocean Creatures
2013-09-14 04:18:52

The nutrient known as “fixed” nitrogen, which is essential to the health of the ocean, is controlled by the cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis.

2013-08-08 14:02:31

In a discovery that further demonstrates just how unexpected and unusual nature can be, scientists have found two strains of bacteria whose symbiotic relationship is unlike anything seen before.

2013-08-08 09:18:00

Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Nitrogen Fixation System Could Eliminate The Need For Chemical Fertilizers
2013-07-26 05:01:36

Plant scientists from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have announced a revolutionary new system that allows plants to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and potentially eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers that can pollute the ecosystem where they are used.


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