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Sick bees eat healthier

Dr Lori Lach, Senior Lecturer at JCU, said the study compared the feeding habits of healthy bees to those infected with the gut parasite Nosema ceranae.

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Ecology
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New bug helps in annual hay fever battle

The pollen from common ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia causes pollinosis, also known as hay fever and respiratory diseases. The dominance of this exotic and invasive ragweed in parts of central Europe ensures that many people ...

dateJan 22, 2018 in Ecology
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Temperature may affect pollen color

While studies on flowers' petal-color variation abound, new research looks at differences in the performance of pollen under varied environmental conditions based on its color.

dateJan 05, 2018 in Ecology
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Unlocking the mystery of pollen tube guidance

Fertilization in flowering plants occurs by the delivery of sperm cells to the ovule by the precise growth of pollen tubes from pollen. Pollen tube guidance plays a crucial role in controlling the growth of pollen tubes and ...

dateJan 03, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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How plants form their seeds

Vegetable, fruit, or grain – the majority of our food results from plant reproduction. Researchers at UZH have now discovered the key to how plants regulate pollen growth and seed formation. In addition to seed formation, ...

dateDec 20, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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