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Impacts of salinity determined for agave

As groundwater levels decline, identifying plants that can thrive in low water conditions is increasingly important. A new study focused on Agave, a species that has the ability to be highly water-use efficient in hot, drought-prone ...

dateMar 28, 2016 in Biotechnology
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How wood chemistry relates to structural stability

Wood has many uses, which require to know its shrinking and swelling capacity in relation to humidity (known as dimensional stability). Researchers from the CNRS and Cirad have shown that in Bagassa guianensis, a fast-growing ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Environment
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Parsing conservation information on cycad species

Human activity continues to threaten the world's terrestrial flora. Extensive formal compilations of information and data have become useful for understanding these global threats. The International Union for Conservation ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Ecology
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