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2 new plants found in Spain

Biologists have discovered two new plants in Spain, further confirming the country’s privileged position as Continue reading “2 new plants found in Spain” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists

It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on Continue reading “How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study

It is no secret that many flowering plants have evolved structures that prevent pollinators such as bees Continue reading “Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study” »  More...

DUO1 expression in Arabidopsis roots. Image Credit: Image generated by Lynette Brownfield (University of Leicester)
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in Continue reading “Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production” More...

Despite their divergent evolutionary history, membrane-bound kinase receptors in animals and plants rely on similar regulatory mechanisms to control their activity.Image: Courtesy of Yvon Jaillard, Michael Hothorn and Jamie Simon, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
By BioNews On Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads

In analyzing the molecular sensor for the plant growth hormone brassinolide, researchers at the Salk Continue reading “Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, January 29th, 2011
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Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?

A new study examines whether the production of defense traits against insects and mammals incurs costs to Continue reading “Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Brit experts complete A-Z botanical database of 1.25mn plants

Botany experts from the UK and US have compiled the most comprehensive plant list to date – the team Continue reading “Brit experts complete A-Z botanical database of 1.25mn plants” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 20th, 2010
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New, exotic African mistletoe discovered just in time for Christmas

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating some of the weird, wonderful and stunning Continue reading “New, exotic African mistletoe discovered just in time for Christmas” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 18th, 2010
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How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade

Researchers have discovered how plants that ‘lose the battle’ during competitiveness for light because Continue reading “How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’

Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could Continue reading “Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’” »  More...