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Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog

Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A study of patterns in the epidermis of asymmetrical wild-type dorsal petals and symmetrical dorsalized petals of the backpetals mutant of snapdragon.
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Tree Grown from 2,000 Year Old Seed Has Reproduced

Tree Grown from 2,000 Year Old Seed Has Reproduced | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Age doesn’t have much on this rare piece of greenery sprouted from a seed discovered in an ancient Israeli site
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We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | George Monbiot

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | George Monbiot | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve
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Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health

Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
While probiotics receive more attention, key fibers remain the workhorses in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome
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The Future of Agriculture May Be Up

The Future of Agriculture May Be Up | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Advocates of "vertical farming" say growing crops in urban high-rises will eventually be both greener and cheaper than conventional agriculture.
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New onions 'don't cause tears or bad breath' - Telegraph

New onions 'don't cause tears or bad breath' - Telegraph | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Britain's first sweet variety of red onions means no more crying or smelling, farmers say
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Why would a plant make its pollination less efficient? - AoB Blog

Why would a plant make its pollination less efficient? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
When attracting hawkmoths, Clarkia breweri's flowers became less efficient to other pollinators. Why do that? It might be exactly the wrong question to ask.
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Coffee rust or Why the British drink Tea instead of Coffee.

Coffee rust or Why the British drink Tea instead of Coffee. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There is not a single morning that I do not start with a cup of coffee. Without caffeine, my brain and body refuse to function. To ensure a thorough supply with coffee throughout the day, I have on...
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To Save Chocolate, Scientists Develop New Breeds of Cacao

To Save Chocolate, Scientists Develop New Breeds of Cacao | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Andrew Ear's curator insight, February 9, 4:53 AM

Thank science for saving chocolate!

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Splash down

Splash down | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
High-speed images capture patterns by which raindrops spread pathogens among plants.
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Sea Slug has Taken Genes from the Algae it Eats, Allowing it to Photosynthesize Like a Plant, Study Reports « @mbl

Sea Slug has Taken Genes from the Algae it Eats, Allowing it to Photosynthesize Like a Plant, Study Reports « @mbl | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A student analyzing dental calculus from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.
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The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of our gut microbiota. 
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Can intensification be sustainable? - AoB Blog

Can intensification be sustainable? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The world will need more food. Should that come from expanding the area used for agriculture, or can production be intensfied and sustainable?
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The Big Idea: Perennial Grains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

The Big Idea: Perennial Grains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Annual grains feed the world, but they create perennial problems.
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Plant parts doing unexpected things: Part 1 (or, Giving transpiration a little boost…) - AoB Blog

Plant parts doing unexpected things: Part 1 (or, Giving transpiration a little boost…) - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In order to survive in desert-like areas. date palms substantially rely on the exploitation and recharge of the stem reservoir in their water budget.
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Growing nickel from trees - AusIMM Bulletin

Growing nickel from trees - AusIMM Bulletin | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Phytomining is an unconventional pathway to minerals production that can be deployed for production and rehabilitation purposes.
Hyperaccumulators
Although most plants do not take up much metal, such as nickel, copper, cobalt or zinc, in their
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The Right Chemistry: Thanks to science, we get orange juice all year

The Right Chemistry: Thanks to science, we get orange juice all year | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A CBC Marketplace story claimed to uncover a "juicy secret" about how orange juice is made. I would categorize it more as a significant achievement for modern science.
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Desert plants: The ultimate survivors | Science News for Students

Desert plants: The ultimate survivors | Science News for Students | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Creosote, mesquite and other desert plants rely on different adaptations to thrive, even when no rain falls for an entire year.
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Green sea slugs aren’t solar powered after all

Green sea slugs aren’t solar powered after all | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Several species of sea slugs hold on to algal chloroplasts, digesting them weeks or months later. Scientists assumed the creatures were able to use these chloroplasts to make their own food in lean times. A new study finds that at least two of the species aren't solar powered after all.
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Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.
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What is organic? Organic packaged food growth stalled by differing perceptions

What is organic? Organic packaged food growth stalled by differing perceptions | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Organic means different things to different consumers around the world – and this is holding back the organic packaged food sector, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
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Wild and Ancient Fruit: Is it Really Small, Bitter, and Low in Sugar?

Wild and Ancient Fruit: Is it Really Small, Bitter, and Low in Sugar? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Given the recent blog-o-drama about carbs in the human diet (for instance, here and here), this seems like a fine time to blog about a sweet subject dear to my heart: fruit! More specifically, I wa...
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