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05-21-2022
Plants tamed fungi to colonize land half a billion years ago
A recent study led by the University of Copenhagen has shed new light on how plant life became established on Earth 470 million years ago. The experts found two genes that seem indispensable for allowing plants to defend themselves against fungal attacks – a crucial ability that paved the way for all terrestrial plant life. When plants evolved from aquatic algae to survive on land nearly half a billion years ago, they needed to build defenses against the massive population of fungi colonizing the Earth.  “It is...
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05-23-2022
Study reveals new clues about how plants respond to touch
Plants respond very strongly to touch and other external stimuli,...
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05-22-2022
Toxic plants can be easily confused with edible ones
Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in foraging –...
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05-20-2022
Cranberries help improve memory and brain function in older adults
Flavonoids are compounds produced by plants and thought to confer...
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05-19-2022
Genetic study on oats will help unlock their health benefits
An international team of scientists has recently decoded the oat...
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05-18-2022
Wetlands are caught in a battle between CO2 and rising seas
Wetlands fringe the edges of land adjacent to the sea...
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05-16-2022
Herbal supplements are not always safe
Herbal supplements may not always be safe, according to a...
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05-13-2022
Climate change will "supercharge" forest disturbances
Tree planting is often an environmental solution to offset emissions...
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05-13-2022
Eating vegetables can protect us against air pollutants
A new study led by the University of Delaware has...
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05-13-2022
Study sheds new light on the origins of the first farmers
It's been long believed that the first farmers originated 11,000...
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05-12-2022
We still have much to learn about tree growth
Our school textbooks teach us that plants make their own...
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05-12-2022
Reforestation may reduce water availability in some places
What are the impacts of reforestation or converting other lands...
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05-12-2022
Algae genetics could help engineer more resilient plants
Genes contain all the instructions living organisms need to survive,...
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