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Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

When a plant is attacked by herbivores, this triggers a number of physiological responses in the plant. Calcium ions are important messengers for the processing of wound signals in plant cells. They regulate ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Producing jet fuel compounds from fungus

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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B10K—Toward decoding all bird genomes

The Avian Phylogenomics Consortium formally announces the launch of the Bird 10,000 genomes (B10K) project, an initiative to generate representative draft genome sequences from all extant bird species within th ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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