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2011-02-01 10:59:44

In a demonstration of "reverse-ecology," biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that one can determine an organism's adaptive traits by looking first at its genome and checking for variations across a population.

2009-05-11 11:37:54

Arborists in Wisconsin say action must be taken to protect oak trees in the southeastern portion of the state from spreading oak wilt disease. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Sunday while oak wilt disease has been present in Wisconsin for a long time, the cousin of Dutch elm disease has been becoming more prevalent in the state of late. It's getting worse and worse, tree care consultant David Farina said of the ongoing spread of oak wilt disease, which is spread via the trees' roots or by...

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2008-08-31 13:15:00

The tick-tock of your biological clock may have just gotten a little louder.

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2008-07-01 14:37:46

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) today announced that an SRS scientist and other researchers have officially named the fungus responsible for killing redbay and other trees in the coastal plains of northeastern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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2008-05-08 14:15:00

MU scientist found mechanism that ‘silences’ unmatched genes during cellular reproduction

2005-07-05 14:11:01

Efforts to halt a fungus that deprives about 60 million people a year of food have led Purdue University scientists to discover the molecular machinery that enables the pathogen to blast its way into rice plants.

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2005-04-21 07:45:32

Scientists have unravelled the genome of the rice plant's greatest fungal menace, a harvest-wrecking foe that each year destroys the potential to feed 60 million people.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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