New step in plant mastermind hormone's pathway revealed

Plants are stationary. This means that the way they grow must be highly internally regulated to use the surrounding resources in the most-advantageous way...

Fighting mosquitoes in your backyard with scientists’ help

Thanks to an innovative mosquito control approach, residents in several Maryland neighborhoods reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes by an impressive 76 percent,...

Scientists make normal bees behave like ‘killer bees’

Africanized honeybees, commonly known as 'killer bees,' are much more aggressive than their European counterparts. Now researchers have examined neuropeptide changes that take place...

Dual control: Plant peptide hormone generates distinct cell structures for water flow

Researchers have found that a peptide hormone regulates two different cell division processes that generate centrally important structures for the flow of water through...

Plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance

Soil salinity is a serious problem in crop production, but the work of scientists helps to relieve it.

Dogs can detect agricultural diseases early

Laurel wilt disease has had a devastating effect on the avocado industry in South Florida in past harvest seasons. Early detection can be instrumental...

Tasmanian devil populations continue to decline

Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils shows that overall population numbers are continuing to decline, due to the presence of devil facial tumor disease.

These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years

An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species.

Vitamin B12 breakthrough for more complete Vegetarian and Vegan diets

Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more...

Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from sound of disturbed Asian honey bees

A new study using playbacks, has for the first time shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like...

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