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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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05-03-2022
Children with vegetarian diets maintain similar growth and nutrition
A new study has revealed that children who eat vegetarian...
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05-03-2022
Massive amounts of sugar found under seagrass meadows
Seagrasses are some of the most efficient carbon sinks on...
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05-03-2022
How did the dinosaur extinction influence plant evolution?
After the cataclysmic extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago,...
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05-03-2022
Plant-based diets reduce the risk of severe COVID-19
A new study led by the Physicians Committee for Responsible...
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05-02-2022
Some plants thrive under environmental stress
When faced with environmental conditions that are too dry, cold,...
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05-02-2022
A plant virus could help cure cancer
A new study led by the University of California, San...
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05-01-2022
How the white mold fungus evades plant defenses
The fungus that causes white mold in more than 600...
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04-29-2022
New monitoring method may help prevent biodiversity loss
Biological diversity is under threat all over the world. More...
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04-29-2022
Arbor Day celebrates its 150th birthday in the United States
Arbor Day is a secular day of observance in which...
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04-26-2022
Wildlife conservation can help stabilize the climate
Biodiversity loss and climate change are the two most urgent...
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04-25-2022
Organic vegetables often harbor human pathogens
Recent research led by the Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) in...
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04-22-2022
National school garden summit kicks off on Earth Day
Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is sponsoring the inaugural Growing School...
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