News tagged with plant species

Seeding plant diversity for future generations

(Phys.org) —The Millennium Seed Bank dries, freezes, stores and maintains seeds for future generations to enjoy and use. It aims to save seeds from all the wild plant species of the world and so far, since ...

dateSep 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Plant life considered in ecosystem synergies

Local flora species involved in UWA's Ridgefield Multiple Ecosystem Services Experiment are helping researchers to better understand agricultural processes including efficient nutrient cycles and maintaining ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Ecology
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'Green wave' explains migratory bird routes

Migratory songbirds enjoy the best of both worlds—food-rich summers and balmy winters—but they pay for it with a tough commute. Their twice-a-year migrations span thousands of miles and are the most dangerous, physically ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia's drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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Light gene boosts tomato yields by a fifth

Scientists on Tuesday said they had found a gene in wild tomatoes that enables farmed tomato plants to be grown 24 hours a day under natural and artificial light, boosting yields by up to 20 percent.

dateAug 05, 2014 in Biotechnology
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