News tagged with plants

Mechanism behind plant withering clarified

A research team from Kobe University have reproduced the reaction in which harmful reactive oxygen species are created during plant photosynthesis, and clarified a mechanism behind plant withering. This discovery could help ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Aerial surveys can spot boll weevil hideouts

U.S. cotton growers spent $20 million to monitor and control boll weevils in 2015, and the pest continues to infest cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost cotton-producing region in the United States. To ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Australia's new bush tucker seed bank

DEMAND for WA's native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.

dateApr 18, 2016 in Ecology
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Plants force fungal partners to behave fairly

Plants react intelligently to their environment: If they can choose between more cooperative and less cooperative fungal partners, they supply the latter with fewer nutrients and thus force them to cooperate more. Based on ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Ecology
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