Archive: 9/09/2011

Bees are good informers

Honeybees can do far more than simply pollinate plants or make honey. The busy creatures also make excellent environmental monitors. This has been demonstrated by Wageningen UR bee researcher Sjef van der Steen. He used ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The unexpected relatives of smallpox

( -- A protein shared by the simple viruses that infect single-cell organisms, and their highly complex counterparts that affect mammals, could hold to the key to understanding and ultimately neutralising the ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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A new role for cytokinin plant hormones

When plants, including crops, are exposed to environmental stresses such as drought or high salinity, abscisic acid (ABA), a stress-responsive hormone is synthesized to induce a protective response. At the same time, the ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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