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07-26-2021
History of Okinawan mandarin revealed
Fruits from the Mandarin family are popular throughout the world. In Japan, the shiikuwasha and the tachibana are two culturally important varieties, yet the history of these and other mandarin fruits has been a long-standing mystery.  Now, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have analyzed 69 genomes of the east Asian mandarins. The experts compared the east Asian varieties to those in mainland Asia, revealing an interesting history.  Wild mandarin diversity originated in southern China, and most domestic varieties have their...
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06-25-2021
Corn stover can produce a high volume of biofuels
Experts have demonstrated an efficient method for boosting yeast to...
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06-23-2021
Birds are moving plants in the wrong direction through seed dispersal
Plants and animals are increasingly shifting their ranges northward toward...
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06-22-2021
Bumblebees are attracted to the humidity of flowers
Flowers possess an invisible feature that attracts bumblebees, according to...
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06-22-2021
Extreme drought will impact large parts of the Amazon
The Amazon rainforest faces a much higher risk of extreme...
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06-22-2021
Trees spread COVID-19 through pollen
Most models for viral transmission focus on humans spreading viruses...
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06-18-2021
Alpine plant makes its own wooly cover
Usually, when a plant cell is pierced, it pops like...
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06-15-2021
How plants develop specialized metabolites for survival
A study from UC Davis is providing brand new insight...
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06-12-2021
Study reveals why plants have a burst of activity at dawn
A new study from the University of Cambridge describes how...
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06-10-2021
How plants distinguish between good and bad microbes
In a new study from the American Phytopathological Society, researchers...
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06-06-2021
Coffee-killing fungus has acquired genes from its relatives
In a new study from Imperial College London, experts have...
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06-04-2021
How do plants handle competition during extreme drought?
In a new study from the University of Freiburg, researchers...
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06-01-2021
Food waste can be recycled into construction materials
A team of scientists at the University of Tokyo has...
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