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Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles

Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken trees and make them more susceptible ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Developing drought tolerant mungbeans

Mungbean industry representatives at QUT have had a sneak peak at the research which could see growers producing hardier and more drought-tolerant varieties of the pulse in the future.

dateMay 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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To wilt or not to wilt?

The growth hormone abscisic acid affects the ability of plants to control water loss through their leaves as well as their ability to recuperate after drought conditions. Early growth conditions are crucial ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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