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Negative effects of global change on seed viability of juniper - AoB Blog

Negative effects of global change on seed viability of juniper - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Failure of natural regeneration in European juniper may be attributable to climate warming as well as high atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and sulphur.
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What are the ethics of live-streaming at conferences? - AoBBlog

What are the ethics of live-streaming at conferences? - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
If you've only recently come to terms with people tweeting at conferences, there's another shock coming soon.
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Robotic bee could help pollinate crops as real bees decline

Robotic bee could help pollinate crops as real bees decline | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
With bee populations tumbling, an autonomous drone just 4 centimetres wide could help pollinate crops by flying from flower to flower
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Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements

Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts.
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NASA’s food and agriculture program: request for proposals

NASA’s food and agriculture program: request for proposals | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Who knew that NASA was interested in food security and agriculture?  I certainly didn’t.  But I was recently sent this request for proposals.  No, they are not looking to grow food on spacesh…
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Tomato flavor! Scientists nail it.

Tomato flavor! Scientists nail it. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
I am a long-time reader of Science Magazine and every now and then come across an article I just love. My latest favorite is a study titled “A chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flav…
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The Cork Oak Forests Want You to Drink More Wine | JSTOR Daily

The Cork Oak Forests Want You to Drink More Wine | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Corks come from a tree that is part of a unique ecosystem dependent on cork harvest for its survival.
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It's Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom | JSTOR Daily

It's Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
With all the human casualties of armed conflict, sometimes the environmental impacts go unnoticed. But th
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Taxonomists, An Endangered Species | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Taxonomists, An Endangered Species | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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INTERMODAL | ‘Something very dodgy’: ‘Extinct’ plant found after hub approved

INTERMODAL | ‘Something very dodgy’: ‘Extinct’ plant found after hub approved | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A plant not seen alive for almost two centuries has been found at the Moorebank Intermodal site but the find was revealed only after Stage 1 was approved – which now cannot be changed.
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What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast?

What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Food Standards Agency has warned that overcooked starchy foods can contain acrylamide, a chemical liked to cancer. But should you be worried?
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Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis
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Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well
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No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide

No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Alien species of animals and plants can invade new regions of the earth. This study performs a global analysis of temporal dynamics and spatial patterns of alien species introductions over the past 200 years, and reports no saturation in the rate at which these invasion are increasing.
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Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.
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Why does the medicinal plant Astragalus membranaceus need to change its name? (updated)

Why does the medicinal plant Astragalus membranaceus need to change its name? (updated) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
(Please see nomenclature update at the end of this post) One of the commonly used herbal medicines in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM
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Sri Lanka's 'Kithul' Palm Syrup: An Ancient Sweetener In Need Of Saving

Sri Lanka's 'Kithul' Palm Syrup: An Ancient Sweetener In Need Of Saving | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Sri Lanka's most popular sweetener is disappearing, due to the destruction of rainforests, inconsistent yields, intensive labor and a fading workforce. And turning the tide isn't going to be easy.
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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue that grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work for farmers, but helps prevent erosion and agricultural waste.
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The Many Unexpected Jobs of the Clubmoss Spore | JSTOR Daily

The Many Unexpected Jobs of the Clubmoss Spore | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The first working internal combustion machine debuted in 1807, powered by lycopodium powder, which is made of explosive plant spores.
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Migrant coconuts

Migrant coconuts | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A couple of days, Jay Bost asked about the origin of coconuts in the Americas: Anyone ever explore possibility of dispersal of coconut to Americas by Polynesians? Given movement of sweet potato and chickens, any chance they brought coconut? The

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In Pursuit of Plants: poaching orchids

In Pursuit of Plants: poaching orchids | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Collectors and purveyors of herbal remedies threaten rare Great Lakes regional species.
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Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells

Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Read Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells from Capital Press
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Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum

Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have a new 'big data' tool to study how human activity affects the planet's biodiversity, with the publication of a gigantic database that compiles studies from across the globe.
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Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus

Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists find fungi have significant impact on forest diversity
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