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What do frog eggs have in common with 'anti-aging' creams? Their success depends on a group of chemical compounds called retinoids, which are capable...

Plants evolved ability to actively control water-loss earlier than previously thought

New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was...

Best of both worlds: New organic–inorganic gas sensors for better air quality monitoring

With air pollution increasing year-on-year, the need for efficient, portable, and low-cost gas sensors that can detect toxic gases in real time grows stronger....

White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization

The common weed known as white clover releases toxic cyanide when its leaf tissues are damaged. This chemical defense, a response called cyanogenesis, helps...

Invasive plants are still for sale as garden ornamentals, research shows

Ecologists show that 1,330 nurseries, garden centers and online retailers are still offering hundreds of invasive plant species as ornamental garden plants. This includes...

Study of structural variants in cacao genomes yields clues about plant diversity

Molecular geneticists have known for about a decade that genomic structural variants can play important roles in the adaptation and speciation of both plants...

Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

An new study shows how specific classroom configurations may affect air quality and necessitate additional measures -- beyond using an HVAC system or opening...

Pest attack-order changes plant defenses

The dining time of different insects impacts a plant's defenses and nutritional quality -- a complexity uncovered in new research with implications for pest...

Bee competitive: Research reveals the impact of natural selection on nectar supply and demand

Theoretical research indicates that natural selection will increase existing seasonal imbalances between the supply of nectar from flowers and the demand from bees and...

In plant cells, a conserved mechanism for perceiving mechanical force resides in unexpected location

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch. A new study directly...

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