Archive: 05/07/2011

Gene secrets of the reef revealed

Australian scientists today announced they have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide.

dateJul 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Uncovering the Kingdom of Israel

In addition to many findings dating back to the Kingdom of Israel (some 3,000 years ago), remains of a Persian city (2,400 years ago) and a Byzantine town (1,500 years ago) have been exposed at the site. Plans are in place ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Embedding microchips in ornamental shrubs

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), or microchip technology, has been used for years in animal identification systems and is now being tested for use in plants. Researchers note that microchip techniques have varied applications ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Ecology
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