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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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02-13-2017
Roses are red and violets are blue – but why?
Roses are red and violets are blue, but have you...
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02-07-2017
After DEA letter, hemp advocates are hitting back
A leading association of hemp advocates is suing the Drug...
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02-01-2017
UK government approves GM super yield wheat trial
Scientists are hoping to better feed the world. Their research...
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02-01-2017
Minuscule microbe provides clues to the evolution of photosynthesis
It’s one of the first science lessons we all have...
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01-21-2017
This town stinks thanks to rotting radishes
Something is rotten in the state of Pennsylvania. The town...
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01-14-2017
Tiny shot hole borers want our guacamole!
The Asian shot hole borer has a name longer than...
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01-11-2017
New study sheds light on gender in gynodioecious plants
A team of researchers wanted to learn more about how...
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01-10-2017
Your world: top Instagram feeds from plant non-profits
Here at Earth.com, we always like to highlight some of...
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01-10-2017
Famous sequoia tunnel tree takes final bow
If a tunnel tree falls in the forest… The “Pioneer...
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01-09-2017
Earth news daily: January 9, 2017
What’s going on in the world today? Plenty. In your daily...
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01-08-2017
City life may influence plant and animal evolution
The story of the city mouse and the country mouse...
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01-07-2017
New plant database could set the pace for biofuel production
A new, open source plant database could help farmers choose...
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