News tagged with flora

Seed conservation in the remote South Atlantic

Islands have long held a fascination for scientists studying evolution and patterns of biodiversity, from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace in the 19th century, to Robert MacArthur and E.O. Wilson in the 20th century, ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Ecology
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A model for ageing

Life is short, especially for the killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri: It lives for only a few months and then its time is up. During that short lifespan it passes through every phase of life from larva to venerable old fish. ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Using less fish to test chemicals safety

The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace, reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals' effect on flora and fauna in water (aquatic toxicity) and chemicals' uptake and concentration in living organisms ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Environment
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CPR for South Coast plants

Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) Flora Conservation Officer Sarah Barrett and FloraTechnical Officer Dylan Lehmann set up a display at this year's Albany Wildflower Exhibition to explain some of the methods being used ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Ecology
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Vitamin B12 accelerates worm development

Everyday our cells take in nutrients from food and convert them into the building blocks that make life possible. However, it has been challenging to pinpoint exactly how a single nutrient or vitamin changes gene expression ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hydrogen-powered invasion

Although mankind is only just beginning to use hydrogen as an energy source, the concept has been established in nature for a long time. Researchers at ETH Zurich have discovered that the diarrhea-causing bacterium Salmonella ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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