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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 ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Grunter's life choices chronicled in fisheries study

Research into populations of the western striped grunter (Pelates octolineatus) on the lower west coast shows the species has a highly seasonal growth pattern and migrate between coastal and estuarine environments ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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'Map of life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)

Extra-terrestrials that resemble humans should have evolved on other, Earth-like planets, making it increasingly paradoxical that we still appear to be alone in the universe, the author of a new study on ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Evolution
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