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Seed workshop bears conservation fruits 

Researchers have pooled their expertise to investigate factors that affect the survival of seeds, resulting in a framework that can help both eradicate weeds and maintain desirable plant populations.

Apr 07, 2014 not rated yet 0

Ants plant tomorrow's rainforest

Tropical montane rain forests are highly threatened and their remnants are often surrounded by deforested landscapes. For the regeneration of these degraded areas, seed dispersal of forest trees plays a crucial ...

Mar 20, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

X-rays help map seed's salt tolerance

Researchers have used flame photometry and electron microscopy's full-spectrum X-ray mapping to reveal differences in salt uptake and distribution in the seeds of WA coastal plants.

Mar 17, 2014 not rated yet 0

Plants compete for friendly ants

(Phys.org) —Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. Robert Warren, assistant professor of biology, has recently ...

Feb 10, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Oregano oil may help sunflower seeds keep longer

Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease as well as have potential beneficial effects on obesity, bone health, and blood pressure. However their high protein and fat content ...

Dec 13, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0