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How climate change alters plant growth

Global warming affects more than just plant biodiversity—it even alters the way plants grow. A team of researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) joined forces with the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms spotted owls

Wildlife ecologists studying the rare spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for abandonment of breeding territories. Instead, the researchers found that ...

dateJan 17, 2018 in Ecology
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Packing a genome, step-by-step

Genome folding now has a playbook. A new step-by-step account spells out in minute-time resolution how cells rapidly pack long tangles of chromosomes into the tiny, tightly wound bundles needed for cell division. Cells reel ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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