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Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi

Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Ecology
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Smoking out blackgrass seeds

Blackgrass is a problem weed in UK agriculture, but a new technique may help farmers to combat its resistance to herbicides. Application of a smoke particle solution called 'smokewater' has been found to cause blackgrass ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Ecology
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How plants conquered the land

Research at the University of Leeds has identified a key gene that assisted the transition of plants from water to the land around 500 million years ago.

dateMay 19, 2016 in Biotechnology
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How invasive earthworms harm ecosystems

There's a wriggling invader beneath your feet and it's steadily, silently nibbling away at forest diversity. New field research from U of T Mississauga shows for the first time that invasive earthworms are eating forest seed ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Ecology
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