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3 hrs ago | Scotts Valley Banner
It has been a big week for Quail Hollow Ranch as news came down that a red willow tree located on the park property received recognition from the California Big Trees Registry and the National Register of Big Trees as the largest specimen of red willow in the entire country - and possibly the entire world.
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10 hrs ago | Bioinformatics
The compendium is made available through a web portal MAGIC that hosts a variety of analysis tools to easily browse and analyze the data.
14 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging
There's a hidden battle happening planet-wide at the microbe level. Researchers have discovered that Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant widely used as a model organism in plant biology, puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and a new study reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can ... (more)
15 hrs ago | Hispanic Business
The collaborative effort to develop computationally engineered plants could have the same kind of impact on agriculture as biomedical engineering has had on medicine, said , the leader of the project and an associate professor of mechanical engineering.
One of my former undergraduate students is Carrie Hadden, pictured here. She distinguished herself within our Department of Biological Sciences by winning the "Outstanding Biology Senior" award a couple of years ago.
What happens when a plant biologist and a landscape artist team up to create a garden on a California hillside? Surprising plant combinations at every turn Landscape architect Jarrod Baumann practically skips down the steps of the sprawling hillside garden, pointing out a vibrant mix of flowers near the pool.
TODAY IS EARTH DAY; CROPLIFE INTERNATIONAL ISSUES STATEMENT Apr. 22, 2014 Source: CropLife International In recognition of Earth Day 2014, Howard Minigh, President and CEO of CropLife International, has issued the following statement: "The world is facing an unprecedented challenge: The demand for food is rising rapidly, but we only have a finite ... (more)
Evaluating the potential of a novel dual heat-pulse sensor to measure volumetric water use in grapevines under a range of flow conditions Kyle R. Pearsall A , Larry E. Williams A B , Sean Castorani A C , Tim M. Bleby D E and Andrew J. McElrone A C F A Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
For thousands of years humans have been tinkering with plant genetics, even when they didn't realize that is what they were doing, in an effort to make stronger, healthier crops that endured climates better, and produced more.
Ministers were last night accused of breaking the law by cutting funding to Kew Gardens, a move that will axe 120 jobs at the world's leading centre for conservation and plant science.
"A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick."
Petra Levin and Joseph Jez, pictured in the Department of Biology's greenhouse on the Danforth Campus, are co-directors of the graduate program in Plant and Microbial Biosciences at Washington University in St. Louis.