News tagged with plants

Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction

New research indicates that introduced 'alien' honeybees are competing for resources with native bees and threatening the survival of plants that rely on interactions with specific pollinators.

dateFeb 08, 2018 in Ecology
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Sweet route to greater yields

Three years ago, biotechnologists demonstrated in field trials that they could increase the productivity of maize by introducing a rice gene into the plant that regulated the accumulation of sucrose in kernels and led to ...

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Biotechnology
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New life for endangered coastal lupine

A rare, coastal flowering plant known as Tidestrom's lupine—threatened by native deer mice that can munch up to three-quarters of its unripe fruits under cover of an invasive beachgrass—has been given a new life with ...

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Ecology
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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

Mallards are among the most abundant and widespread duck species in the world, yet little attention has been paid to date to their role in spreading plant seeds. A new study in the Journal of Ecology reveals a number of plants ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Ecology
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