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Pest attack-order changes plant defenses

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

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Hemp goes ‘hot’ due to genetics, not environmental stress

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Cultural biases impact native fish, too

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Plant root-associated bacteria preferentially colonize their native host-plant roots

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