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01-27-2023
Plants in the mint family may help produce new medicines
Plants in the mint family are rich in chemical molecules that give distinctive scents and flavors to their leaves. The mint family (Lamiaceae) is the sixth largest family of flowering plants and includes many familiar species, apart from mint itself, such as basil, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, sage and coleus. The aromatic and flavorful compounds produced by these plants function to attract pollinators and to deter herbivores, and they have been essential in driving the diversification of this large group of plants. Researchers from Michigan State University have...
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12-05-2022
Leaf cover affects the climate in mountain forests
Seasonal changes in leaf cover have a big impact on...
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11-20-2022
Data deficient species are often the most threatened
Thousands of plants and animals are classified as being "data...
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11-14-2022
Forensics could be used to safeguard biodiversity
A new project led by Staffordshire University and funded by...
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11-14-2022
Half of plants used in reforestation projects do not survive
As we face the consequences of climate change there is...
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11-14-2022
How many invasive plant species are in the world?
Invasive plant species can have devastating effects on local ecosystems,...
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11-10-2022
Tree roots may have driven mass extinctions
The Devonian Period that occurred between 419 and 358 million...
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11-09-2022
Tomatoes improve the health of the gut microbiome
Tomatoes account for 22 percent of vegetables intake in Western...
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11-08-2022
Plants overreact to warmer weather and stop producing fruit
Plants reduce their pollen development under mild heat conditions in...
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11-08-2022
Mountain landscapes are being transformed by climate change
Mountain landscapes across the world are threatened by climate change....
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11-08-2022
Nutritional interventions can boost motivation in the brain
Motivation is a highly important process in life, often marking...
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11-07-2022
How do lianas impact forests around the world?
Lianas are long-stemmed, woody vines that have their roots in...
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11-07-2022
Cannabis may damage heart health as much as cigarettes
Currently, cannabis has been legalized in many US states, as...
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