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Politics

Aug 17, 2014
Category: Politics
Posted by: turpentyne
Turkish omnibus bill intended to tackle Soma mining disaster contains unrelated article that puts İstanbul University's (İÜ) botanical garden at risk being buldozed for development
 
 

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Forestry

Aug 2, 2014
Category: Forestry
Posted by: turpentyne
In an Australian first, blue gum and pine plantations in lower Southeastern South Australia will now be accountable for the water used to grow trees.
 

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Medicine

Jul 27, 2014
Category: Medicine
Posted by: turpentyne
A new study shows that trees are quietly saving our lives from respiratory illness.
 
 

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Agriculture

Jul 19, 2014
Category: Agriculture
Posted by: turpentyne
As the world human population grows, a new report by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment proposes improvements to how we farm.
 

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Science

Jul 19, 2014
Category: Science
Posted by: turpentyne
Researchers have created the first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants, a tool that will better our understanding of how plants adapt to environmental changes and the development of more robust crop plants.
 
 

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New Species

Oct 13, 2013
Category: New Species
Posted by: turpentyne
A new plant on the eastern Mediterranean coast has been described as the maternal ancestor of a species of hybrid origin, Reseda odorata, valued since Roman times for the fragrance of its flowers, and used in the ancient cosmetics industry.
 

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Community

Nov 14, 2013
Category: community
Posted by: turpentyne
A new genus of ferns gets the honor of being named after Lady Gaga, by music-loving botanists who see a symbolic connection between these plants and the pop star.
 
 

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Biotech

Feb 14, 2014
Category: Biotech
Posted by: turpentyne
A team at Max Planck, in Cologne, investigated morphological differences between Arabidopsis thaliana and its relative Cardamine hirsuta.
 

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Conservation

Jul 3, 2013
Category: Conservation
Posted by: turpentyne
The forest we are used to looking at is not at all in balance. And evidence shows that -- even today -- it often takes a very long time before plants follow when glaciers retreat, or the climate changes. In future, such disequilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities on Earth, and human actions exhasperate the problem further.
 
 

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Gardening

Oct 13, 2013
Category: Gardening
Posted by: turpentyne
British scientists have proposed introducing prominent hygiene advice labels on bags after discovering Legionella bacteria in 14 of the 22 brands of compost they tested.
 

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Paleobotany

Oct 3, 2013
Category: Paleobotany
Posted by: turpentyne
Drilling cores from Switzerland have revealed new fossil pollen grains that push the origin of flowering plants back by 100 million years to the early Triassic period.

 
 

Other Botany News...

Plant mothers 'talk' to their embryos via the hormone auxin     2018/07/16 20:15

In plants, it has been clear for a while that maternal signals regulate embryo development. However, the signal itself was unknown -- until now. Plant scientists have now found that a plant hormone called auxin from the mother is one of the signals that pattern the plant embryo.

Bacteria engineered to create fertilizer out of thin air     2018/07/16 19:59

Researchers have created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants that do the same, eliminating the use of some -- or possibly all -- human-made fertilizer, which has a high environmental cost.

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