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Arabidopsis Thaliana, Plant Biology, Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor Kinases, Receptor Kinases

Breakthrough Study Shows How Plants Sense the World

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Researchers have created the first network map for 200 of the membrane proteins that help plants sense microbes or other stresses. The map shows how a few key proteins act as master nodes critical for network integrity, and the map also reveals unknown interactions.

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climate chagne, Flower activity , Stephanie Pau, Barro Colorado Island, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Florida State University

Climate Change Linked to More Flowery Tropical Forests

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New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest.

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UF/IFAS Researchers Awarded $10.5m to Work on Citrus Greening Resistance or Tolerance

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Three University of Florida scientists will use the grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees.

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FANGED FRIENDS: Study Says the World’s Most Vilified and Dangerous Animals may be Humankind’s Best Ally

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An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

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Biology, tree expert, reclaimed strip mines

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West Virginia University biologist Jonathan Cumming is studying willow and poplar trees by analyzing their differential sensitivity to soils that are left behind after mining.

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Auxin, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Agriculture

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Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants Force Fish to Work Harder to Survive

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Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.

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Hugelkultur, Composting, Compost, gardenin, Vegetable, AgriLife, joe masabni, masabni

Hügelkultur: The Mound Method for Home Gardeners

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A bedding system new to Texas – hügelkultur – is trending among home gardeners looking for low-maintenance ways to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist Dr. Joe Masabni.

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Land Cover, Land Use Dynamics, Landsat Satellites, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Geospatial Sciences Center for Excellence

More Accurately Identifying Forests, Grasses, Crops

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A new program uses Landsat satellite data to automatically differentiate land cover into 16 categories in 30-meter resolution— and does so more accurately than other land cover products.







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