New biochemical pathway that may develop more resilient crop varieties

Researchers have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD.

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in...

Plants: How cell walls are assembled

Plant researchers are providing new insights into basic cell division in plants. The scientists have succeeded in understanding how processes are coordinated that are...

Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot

New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a...

Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery

It is estimated that globally there are more than two million hectares of land in need of restoration. The fires that occurred in those...

European Bison free to remain in the wild after court decision

Ruling protects the organization behind a unique project to re-establish European bison in the wild

Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence...

Stress in crops points to surprising benefits

Stress is known as the 'killer disease' and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack...

Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza

The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there...

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials.

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