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11-30-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of the combatants. For instance, assembly lines change course from producing car parts to machine guns, or from building washing machines to aircraft engines. According to a new study led by Duke University, plants are capable of shifting from peacetime to wartime production too. Plants are frequently under attack from viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Each year, over 15 percent of crop yields are lost to bacterial and fungal diseases, costing the global economy about $220 billion. However,...
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11-05-2018
Heat stress triggers cellular changes in plants
A new study has found that hot temperatures may trigger...
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11-05-2018
Is the midwest’s booming corn production sustainable?
Corn production in the midwestern United States has been booming...
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11-03-2018
Root bacteria is critical in protecting the health of plants
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research...
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11-02-2018
Sequencing the DNA of every living creature to protect biodiversity
A new project called the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) has...
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11-02-2018
Some of the most endangered plants aren’t eligible for seed banking
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) target of conserving...
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11-02-2018
Plants and power: The importance of rubber and sugar
When we think of important resources, especially natural resources, we...
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10-30-2018
What is it about baobab trees that makes them so captivating?
Few trees inhabit the human imagination quite as the baobabs...
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10-30-2018
Climate change could devastate most productive kelp ecosystems
Aquatic kelp forests are considered to be some of the...
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10-29-2018
Tobacco was part of Native American culture long before Europeans
Researchers at Washington State University recently made a discovery that...
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10-29-2018
Plants are storing more carbon thanks to nighttime activity
A new discovery at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley...
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10-28-2018
Farmers first grew cacao tree 3,600 years ago
The ancient residents of Central America knew how to prioritize....
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10-25-2018
Study: Microdosing mushrooms boosts problem-solving and creativity
Microdosing, the concept of taking a small amount of a...
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