University of Minnesota

How plants evolved to weather the cold

A team of researchers studying plants has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of ...

Dec 22, 2013
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Female frogs prefer males who can multitask

From frogs to humans, selecting a mate is complicated. Females of many species judge suitors based on many indicators of health or parenting potential. But it can be difficult for males to produce multiple ...

Aug 16, 2013
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Existing cropland could feed four billion more

The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute ...

Aug 01, 2013
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