News tagged with plants

Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

When a plant is attacked by herbivores, this triggers a number of physiological responses in the plant. Calcium ions are important messengers for the processing of wound signals in plant cells. They regulate ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain

Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship's surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Other
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Bacteria study could have agricultural impact

Wichita State University microbiology professor Mark Schneegurt and ornithology professor Chris Rogers have discovered that one of North America's most common migratory birds โ€“ the Dark-eyed Junco โ€“ carries ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Blueprint for a thirsty world from Down Under

The Millennium Drought in southeastern Australia forced Greater Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people, to successfully implement innovations that hold critical lessons for water-stressed regions around the world, according ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Environment
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