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01-21-2022
Black-eyed peas could reduce the need for fertilizer
In a recent study from UC Riverside researchers investigated whether black-eyed peas had lost any of their ability to attract Bradyrhizobium (nitrogen-fixing bacteria from the soil) and establish them inside nodules in the roots. As black-eyed peas are an important crop in many parts of the world, this ability may have been lost during domestication or selective breeding over centuries.  All plants need nitrogen in order to form the proteins needed for growth. If there is not enough nitrogen present, plants will not grow successfully. Although the...
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06-11-2017
Woody vines are smothering trees in tropical rainforests
Woody vines known as lianas have a unique method of...
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06-09-2017
Breakthrough in how to use photosynthesis to create hydrogen fuel
Scientists have discovered the secret behind how to use artificial...
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06-07-2017
World’s oldest fossilized mushroom discovered
Scientists have identified the world’s oldest fossilized mushroom, a 115-million...
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06-06-2017
These pine trees always grow toward the equator
Cook pine trees, native to New Caledonia but now living...
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06-05-2017
Marijuana: low doses relieve stress, high doses cause anxiety
Low doses of THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana,...
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06-05-2017
Newly discovered gene could increase plant yields
Researchers have identified the gene that keeps grasses from entering...
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06-05-2017
Decomposing leaves in soil emit greenhouse gas
Tiny bits of decomposing leaves in soil emit nitrous oxide,...
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06-01-2017
The part of rice we don’t eat is actually incredibly nutritious
The outer covering of rice grain has high nutritional value...
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05-22-2017
Study: plants can ‘hear’ running water
Plants can detect the sounds of running water moving through...
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05-21-2017
Svalbard Global Seed Vault flooded by melting permafrost
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault started life as an abandoned...
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05-19-2017
Report: Over 1,700 new plant species discovered in 2016
In 2016 alone, 1,730 new plant species were discovered across...
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05-18-2017
Genetic research aims to improve tomatoes and expand production
With the human population on the rise, every day there...
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