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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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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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Unlocking the power of the microbiome

Fitness & Health: Hundreds of different bacterial species live in and on leaves and roots of plants. A research team…

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Color and flavor — pigments play a role in creating tasty tomatoes

Fitness & Health: Ibaraki, Japan – The flavor of a tomato is an interaction between its taste and aroma. Now,…

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