News tagged with plant groups

Sorghum and biodiversity

It is difficult to distinguish the human impact on the effects of natural factors on the evolution of crop plants. A Franco-Kenyan research team has managed to do just that for sorghum, one of the main cereals ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Flavonoids: Little changes—large effects

(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of York have discovered that very small chemical changes to dietary flavonoids cause very large effects when the plant natural products are tested for their impact on the human immune ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Biochemistry
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China seen facing uphill struggle against pollution

China's newly announced measures to combat pollution by slashing emissions from major polluting industries and holding local officials responsible could take 18 years to bring air quality within acceptable standards, analysts ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Environment
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How some leaves got fat: It's the veins

A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water. Fat leaves did not emerge ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Sumatran rhino footprints believed found on Borneo

Several footprints believed to be from critically endangered Sumatran rhino have been found on Indonesia's Borneo island, raising hopes for the existence of an animal long thought to be extinct in that area, ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Ecology
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