Environment

Genome Studies: More is Not Always Better

Würzburg, Germany — What the fruit fly is to zoologists, the thale cress is to botanists. The widespread herb with the botanical name Arabidopsis thaliana serves them as a model organism from which...

Acid Sensor Discovered in Plants

Würzburg, Germany — Climate change is causing increased flooding and prolonged waterlogging in northern Europe, but also in many other parts of the world. This can damage meadow grasses, field crops...

Winning Gene Combination Takes All

Norwich, UK — Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives oats resistance to the deadly crop disease take-all.  The discovery creates opportunities for...

Tiny Plastic Particles in the Environment

Dübendorf, Switzerland — Wherever scientists look, they can spot them: whether in remote mountain lakes, in Arctic sea ice, in the deep-ocean floor or in air samples, even in edible fish – thousands...

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