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Friday | Ag Professional

Touch spurs plant-microbe interaction

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Biology, Science

Friday | Fox News

I am Groot: Is a walking, talking plant-person possible?

Lumbering around on his barky limbs, sprouting flowers and even dancing in a pot, one of the stars of the film "Guardians of the Galaxy"bizarrely blends the plant and animal kingdoms.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Biology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

LiveScience

Gloomy Scale Insects Love the City Heat

About a year ago, I found myself sitting ruefully in a patch of chiggery grass by the side of the road near the little town of Bahama, North Carolina, waiting for a tow truck.

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Related Topix: Bahama, NC, Biology, Science

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Internationally recognized botanist speaking at UCSC

Contributed Peter Raven, one of the world's leading botanists, will give a public lecture at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, UC Santa Cruz, Home Gardening, Home, Harvard University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Reuters

Tasmanian botanists take new approach to save the 'oldest plant'

Tasmanian botanists are taking a new approach to saving what is believed to be the world's oldest living plant.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

CSIRO Publishing

Radial oxygen loss and physical barriers in relation to root tissue...

Plant species display large variation in strategies for both responses. We investigated the impacts of root-zone hypoxia on aerenchyma formation and development of ROL apoplastic barriers in the outer cortex as a function of root tissue age using three lowland grassland species, each with alternative aerenchyma structure.

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Related Topix: Science, Biology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

EurekAlert!

A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Biology, Science

RedOrbit

Genetic Modification, Invasive Species...

Recent increases in human population and economic growth have increased the demand for land-plant biomass for food, fuel and other purposes, but according to scientists, the supply of the sum of leaf, stem, root, fruit and other terrestrial plant-based materials has been hampered by a limit to what can naturally be produced.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Marlborough Express

Uncommon terrain

M ichael McCoy fans already know all about the garden designer, botanist, author, broadcaster, blogger, speaker and sometime garden tour guide.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Blog News, Biology, Science

EurekAlert!

And then there were 10 -- unexpected diversity in New Zealand kanuka genus Kunzea

At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Journal of Experimental Botany

Alteration of plant physiology by glyphosate and its by-product...

It is generally claimed that glyphosate kills undesired plants by affecting the 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase enzyme, disturbing the shikimate pathway.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Live Science

I Am Groot: Is a Walking, Talking Plant-Person Possible?

Lumbering around on his barky limbs, sprouting flowers and even dancing in a pot, one of the stars of the film "Guardians of the Galaxy" bizarrely blends the plant and animal kingdoms.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Biology, Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Hispanic Business

Interactive Junior Botanist Program Teaches Kids About Plants

"This tree will have 30-40 pods, and inside, look!" she exclaimed under the shade of the large tree at the .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Life, Food, Chocolate, Family, Kids, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Star Online

Rare: Botanist Dr Saw Leng Guan is the country's leading expert in...

Umbrella palm: The leaves of the Johannesteijsmannia magnifica tower over botanist and palm expert Dr Saw Leng Guan.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Home Gardening, Home,

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Loran Smith: Crepe myrtle has stood test of time

This is the time of the year to raise a toast to Andre Michaux. You may not think you know him, but you know about his influence on the landscape.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, North Charleston, SC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Ron Kujawski: Peak time to harvest vegetables

There's a distinct smell in the air. I showered this morning so it's not that. It's an aroma that reminds me of my youth, working in the onion fields on the family farm, and it's not the scent that most people associate with onions.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Nutrition, Biology, Science, Fruits

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CNDNEWS

Moellers now serving United Methodist churches known as North Prairie Parish

Pastor Gene and Pastor Marilyn are the parents of two sons. Jackson and his wife, Lorena, also have two sons and live in Madison, WI where they both work in plant genetics research.

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Related Topix: North Prairie, WI, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sunday Herald

Vietnamese urged to keep looking for missing botanist

PRESSURE is being put on Vietnamese authorities to review an investigation into the disappearance of a Scots botanist while on a trek to study plants.

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Related Topix: Science, Biology, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

CSIRO Publishing

Photoperiodic variations induce shifts in the leaf metabolic profile of Chrysanthemum morifolium

Katrine Heinsvig Kjaer A C , Morten Rahr Clausen A , Ulrik Kraemer Sundekilde A , Bent Ole Petersen B , Hanne Christine Bertram A and Carl-Otto Ottosen A A Aarhus University, Kirstinebjergvej 10, 5792 Aarslev, Denmark.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

CSIRO Publishing

Light-stimulated heat tolerance in leaves of two neotropical tree...

However, under natural conditions, high leaf temperatures usually occur during periods of high solar radiation.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

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