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Researchers image roots in the ground

It's a familiar hazard of vacation time: While you're conspicuously absent, your colleagues in the office forget to water and fertilize the plants - often leaving behind nothing but a brownish skeleton. Whether a plant thrives ...

dateAug 23, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Butterflies' diet impacts evolution of traits

Why do some organisms within a single species have many offspring, while others have relatively few? A new study led by University of Minnesota researcher Emilie Snell-Rood finds that access to some nutrients may be a star ...

dateJul 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Microalgae—a promising future resource?

Microalgae hold tremendous potential for industrial biotechnology. They are an important resource in the production of food and medications, and in many other applications. In comparison to bacteria and fungi, however, they ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Biotechnology
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