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In plants, small changes make big impact

(PhysOrg.com) -- You can’t see them or feel them, but right now countless biochemical interactions in your body affect your life in countless ways. These interactions are important because if they go ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Oxygen fuels the fires of time

Variations in the Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels are thought to be closely linked to the evolution of life, with strong feedbacks between uni- and multicellular life and oxygen. Over the past 400 million years the level ...

dateAug 02, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Fungi adapted to mines boost plant growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Repopulating the moon-like terrain around abandoned mines is slow, plodding work, but a new Indiana University Bloomington report in Applied Soil Ecology suggests symbiotic fungi specifically adapte ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Ecology
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The past matters to plants

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's commonly known that plants interact with each other on an everyday basis: they shade each other out or take up nutrients from the soil before neighboring plants can get them. Now, researchers ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Antagonistic genes control rice growth

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues, have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each other—one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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