Important to maintain a diversity of habitats in the sea

Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new report.

Genes in albino orchids may hold clues to parasitic mechanism used by non-photosynthetic plants

How do plants give up photosynthesis and become parasites? A research team in Japan are using comprehensive analysis of gene expression in albino and...

New peptide hormone aids waterproof barrier formation in plant roots

Nagoya University researchers identify peptide hormones needed for formation and maintenance of plant root barrier to preserve ion homeostasis and adapt to harsh soil...

How to be a successful pest: Lessons from the green peach aphid

UK Scientists, in collaboration with groups in Europe and the US, have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the...

Researchers discover a new link to fight billion-dollar threat to soybean production

Invisible to the naked eye, cyst nematodes are a major threat to agriculture, causing billions of dollars in global crop losses every year. A...

How evolution alters biological invasions

Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists...

Plasmas promote protein introduction in plants

The introduction of organic matter, such as proteins, into living cells has multiple uses for basic scientific research and industrial techniques. For example, the...

Bluebells may fail to flourish as warmer days speed start of spring

Carpets of bluebells have long been a feature of spring woodlands -- but the flowers may not be at their best in years to...

Explosion in species diversity due to hybridization

No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years --...

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive species common in Florida -- contain an extract with the power to disarm...

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