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How wheat can root out the take-all fungus

In the soils of the world's cereal fields, a family tussle between related species of fungi is underway for control of the crops' roots, with food security threatened if the wrong side wins. Beneficial fungi can help plants ...

dateMay 22, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Biophysicist works toward bio-inspired solar cell

Even the best human-engineered solar cell is essentially a clunky dial-up modem compared to the sleek high-speed efficiency of the humble leaf. After all, plants have had about a billion years to perfect the process of photosynthesis, ...

dateMay 22, 2018 in Biotechnology
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