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Earthworms can reproduce in Mars soil simulant

Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. At the start he only added adult ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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One step closer to crops with twice the yield

Scientists from Wageningen University & Research have found natural genetic variation for photosynthesis in plants and are unravelling it to the DNA level. As a result it should be possible to breed crops that use photosynthesis ...

dateNov 10, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Fate of nano- and microplastic in rivers explained

Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research now provide the first mechanistic modelling study on ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Environment
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Detecting forest fragility with satellites

In recent decades, forests in different parts of the world have suffered sudden massive tree mortality. Now an international team of scientists led by researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has found a ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Environment
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Predicting plant-soil feedbacks from plant traits

In nature, plants cannot grow without soil biota like fungi and bacteria. Successful plants are able to harness positive, growth-promoting soil organisms, while avoiding the negative effects of others. Which plant traits ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Ecology
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