News tagged with plant biodiversity

Are new genes always better?

Re-vegetation seems like a beneficial strategy for conserving and restoring damaged ecosystems, and using a variety of species can help increase biodiversity in these systems. But what are the risks involved with introducing ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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DNA 'barcode' for tropical trees

In foods, soil samples or customs checks, plant fragments sometimes need to be quickly identified. The use of DNA “barcodes” to itemize plant biodiversity was proposed during the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Summit. ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Life Underground Critical to Earth's Ecosystems

(PhysOrg.com) -- "I wonder if I shall fall right through the Earth!" mused Alice-in-Wonderland as she tumbled down the rabbit-hole." How funny it'll seem to come out among people that walk with their heads ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in Environment
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