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Extreme heat, dry summers main cause of tree death in Colorado’s subalpine forests

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Dead trees in subalpine Colorado forest on Niwot Ridge, west of Boulder. view more  Credit: Robert Andrus…

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Southeastern US herbaria digitize three million specimens, now freely available online

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Scientists can use DNA preserved in herbarium specimens, like this red trillium (Trillium erectum) collected almost 100…

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Blushing plants reveal when fungi are growing in their roots

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Betalain coloured roots view more  Credit: Temur Yunusov and Alfonso Timoneda Almost all crop plants form associations…

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Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options

Fitness & Health: Due to the global efforts to meet sustainability standards, many countries are currently looking to replace concrete…

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Scientists uncover drivers of phenotypic innovation and diversification in gymnosperms

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Figure 1. Transcriptome-based species tree of gymnosperms showing major genomic events. view more  Credit: KIB Determining the…

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Genome studies: More is not always better

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: The genetic material of the thale cress comprises around 125 million base pairs. A team from the…

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Remote control for plants

Fitness & Health: Plants have microscopically small pores on the surface of their leaves, the stomata. With their help, they…

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Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods

Fitness & Health: In the line-up of wild African fruits, the marula is the best known. For thousands of years,…

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Belowground microbial solutions to aboveground plant problems

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Priority to microbiota-induced plant growth over defense, under low light conditions. Image created with BioRender. view…

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New insights into the assembly of photosynthetic membranes

Fitness & Health: An international study has elucidated the structure of a protein that is required for the assembly and…

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