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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 160 plants to keep him alive” »  More...

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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 Monday, August 8th, 2011
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UV light good for veggies

Intense ultraviolet (UV) light might be bad for your skin, but it works wonders for vegetables by Continue reading “UV light good for veggies” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
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Plant develops echo to attract bats

A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves which develop echoes to attract bats for pollination, Continue reading “Plant develops echo to attract bats” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 25th, 2011
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Biological switch underlies memory of winter in plants

An organism is able to create a memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature, with the help of a biological switch Continue reading “Biological switch underlies memory of More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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Trees don”t forget their roots just like humans

A study has found that trees are just like humans when it comes to responding to the environment Continue reading “Trees don”t forget their roots just like humans” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer

An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different Continue reading “Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Plant hormone could boost crop output

In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the Continue reading “Plant hormone could boost crop output” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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Here’s what reduces vase life of cut flowers

A new study has pinpointed reasons for the short vase life-span of cut flowers — that refers to flowers or flower buds (often with some stem and leaf) that have been cut from the plant bearing it Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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Succulent plants emerged after Earth cooled, dried up

A team of biologists have determined that cacti, succulent plants and tropical grasses emerged as the Earth cooled, increased in aridity, and had lower atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels Continue reading “Succulent More...