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Never-before-seen plant metabolites discovered

(Medical Xpress)—Purdue University researchers have captured evolution in action through the discovery of a new set of metabolites synthesized by Arabidopsis plants, according to research findings published this week in ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Study: Hawkmoths use humidity to sense nectar

(Phys.org) -- People assume that a flower's scent, color and shape attract insects to settle on a flower to sip nectar and, thereby, pollinate the plant. But new research shows that a more relevant sensory apparatus may help ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Maths experts question key ecological theory

Mathematicians at the University of York in the UK and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand say they have disproved a widely accepted theory underpinning the operation of complex networks of interactions in the natural ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Mathematics
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Pesticides hit bumblebee reproduction

Scientists already knew that neonicotinoid pesticides, which affect insects' nervous systems, can alter bee behaviour, putting these vital pollinators, already threatened by habitat loss and disease, further at risk.

dateJun 20, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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