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Human agriculture key to survival for many threatened species

A number of threatened species in the developing world are entirely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, a new study has found Continue reading “Human agriculture key to survival for many threatened species” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential

Bat plant, or Tacca chantrieri, could be used to fight cancer, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Continue reading “Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain

A team of botanists has described an orchid species that flower at night, the first of its kind known to science Continue reading “‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Flood-tolerant crops come closer to reality

A team of experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of California, Riverside, has identified the molecular mechanism plants use to sense low oxygen levels, which could eventually lead to the production More...

By BioNews On Friday, September 9th, 2011
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Scientist to spend 48-hrs in airtight container with 160 plants to keep him alive

A scientist is set to lock himself up in an airtight box for two days and use only the oxygen generated by plants to keep him breathing Continue reading “Scientist to spend 48-hrs in airtight container with More...

By BioNews On Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output

Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. Continue reading “Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Pesticides damaging Oz’s Great Barrier Reef, says Govt report

Agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef – a World Heritage-listed natural wonder – according to a new Australian government report on water quality at the site More...

By BioNews On Friday, August 12th, 2011
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Dark beer ‘richer in iron content than pale or non-alcoholic beer’

Which beer is better – dark or pale? Researchers from the University of Valladolid in Spain have discovered the answer for one of science’s most pressing questions Continue reading “Dark beer ‘richer More...

By BioNews On Friday, August 12th, 2011
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Why bumblebees are disappearing

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is tracking the cause of the decline in bumblebee populations and also searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators Continue More...

Archaeorhizomyces finlayi was isolated from the tip of a pine root that was colonized by a mycorrhizal fungus. However, scientists have not been able to show that A. finlayi forms ectomycorrhizal structures on roots in the lab. Photographed with a light microscope. Photo: Audrius Menkis
By BioNews On Friday, August 12th, 2011
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Mysterious soil fungi identified

Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden, have cultivated Continue reading “Mysterious soil fungi identified” »  More...