News tagged with plants

Maternal experience brings an evolutionary advantage

Using a species of butterfly as an example, researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel have demonstrated how insects adapt their offspring to changing environmental conditions. The ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Exotic invaders dominating native species

Until relatively recently, New Zealand ecosystems were dominated by native plants, but a study by Associate Professor Kevin Burns has shown that the balance has now tipped in favour of exotic species.

dateSep 21, 2015 in Ecology
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Leaf 'bait' uncovers dieback crossbreeds

Murdoch University scientists have discovered the first known natural occurrence of hybrids of the plant pathogen Phytophthora, commonly known as the dieback, which has ravaged south-west bushland and forests.

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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