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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.  More...

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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  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,  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  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  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  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  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  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  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists

About 760 thunderstorms hit the Earth every hour, scientists have calculated  More...