University of California - Riverside

How do plants fight disease?

How exactly bacterial pathogens cause diseases in plants remains a mystery and continues to frustrate scientists working to solve this problem. Now Wenbo Ma, a young plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests

The origin of the Tahitian vanilla orchid, whose cured fruit is the source of the rare and highly esteemed gourmet French Polynesian spice, has long eluded botanists. Known by the scientific name Vanilla tahitensis, Tahitian ...

dateAug 21, 2008 in Environment
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In pursuit of unknown assassin bugs

Entomologist Christiane Weirauch is passionate about studying a group of bugs that have a formidable name: assassin bugs. A professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside, she travels worldwide in search ...

dateSep 09, 2014 in Ecology
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App helps catch drunk drivers

Nearly 30 Americans a day die in vehicle crashes that involve drunk drivers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is so appalling to Frank Vahid, a computer science professor in the Bourns ...

dateJan 15, 2013 in Software
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