Archive: 1/02/2010

Live long and prosper, Xanthoria elegans

( -- Space is a hostile environment for living things, but small organisms on the Expose-E experiment unit outside Europe's Columbus ISS laboratory module have resisted the solar UV radiation, cosmic rays, vacuum ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Virus pulls bait and switch on insect vectors

A common plant virus lures aphids to infected plants by making the plants more attractive, but when the insects taste the plant, they quickly leave for tastier, healthier ones. In the process, the insects rapidly transmit ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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