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Explaining rare plant species

Rare plant species suffer more from disease than common species. The fact that rare species are more susceptible to attack by micro-organisms living in the soil, such as fungi and bacteria, may in fact be one of the reasons ...

dateMar 07, 2018 in Ecology
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Researchers develop new method to improve crops

A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively ...

dateMar 06, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Crepidula onyx resilient towards microplastic diet

Coastal marine organisms are hit hard by pollution and global climate change stress. Perhaps a result of publication bias, studies often focus on species that are negatively impacted. However, to better understand how the ...

dateMar 06, 2018 in Ecology
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