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Invasive lionfish may be a selective predator

The invasive lionfish has become a growing threat to the ecological balance of Atlantic waters. To gather insight regarding its impact on reef communities,...

Pandemic air quality due to weather, not just lockdowns, study finds

Using a diverse set of tools, researchers show how the pandemic did -- or didn't -- affect fine particulate matter concentrations during COVID lockdowns.

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover....

New insights into effects of membrane proteins on plant growth

Scientists have revealed two enzymes that regulate protein degradation of proteins in the cell membrane of plants, and established the roles they play in...

Blue-tongue vs red-bellied black: An Australian evolutionary arms race

Scientists have discovered that the humble blue-tongue lizard is largely resistant to the venom of the deadly red-bellied black snake, while giant carnivorous monitor...

New cause for intensification of oyster disease

Researchers reveal that intensification of major oyster disease was due to evolving parasite, not just drought as previously thought.

White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization

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Using the right plants can reduce indoor pollution and save energy

A plant physiologist concludes that a better knowledge of plant physiology, along with integration of smart-sensor-controlled air cleaning technologies, could improve indoor air quality...

Scientists uncover the distribution and physiological role of planteose

The findings of this study are intended to aid botanists who specialize in crop protection in better understanding the distribution of planteose throughout the...

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