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Break crops combat ryegrass headache

One of Western Australia's largest ever crop sequencing trials has provided scientists with evidence that break crops can have a significant impact on weed populations in the longer term.

dateJul 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Cuban, US scientists bond over big sharks

Somewhere in the North Atlantic right now, a longfin mako shark—a cousin of the storied great white—is cruising around, oblivious to the yellow satellite tag on its dorsal fin.

dateJul 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Saving the slow loris

In the forest canopies of Vietnam lives a cryptic creature called the slow loris. It's steady, solitary and downright adorable, with tiny, fuzzy round ears and the impossibly large eyes common to nocturnal animals.

dateJul 14, 2015 in Ecology
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Canola seeds studied for superior strains

UWA scientists are hoping a better molecular understanding of canola (Brassica napus L.) seed germination will enable them to breed superior cultivars, following research into strains that demonstrate contrasting germination ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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