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Plant life on Mars

Plant life on Mars | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands are growing plants in soil which has the same composition as soil found on Mars and on the Moon. The team has planted 14 different…
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BBC - Earth News - How flowers conquered the world

BBC - Earth News - How flowers conquered the world | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists think they can finally explain how flowering plants exploded into life 125 to 65 million years ago.
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Is Turmeric As Effective As Fourteen Other Drugs? Sacred Plant’s Ingredient, Curcumin, Holds Key To Health Benefits

Is Turmeric As Effective As Fourteen Other Drugs? Sacred Plant’s Ingredient, Curcumin, Holds Key To Health Benefits | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A growing mass of studies revolving around curcumin, an Indian herb’s active ingredient, may point to new ways to supplement your diet.
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Live! It's The Pollination Show! - AoB Blog

Live! It's The Pollination Show! - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new paper in Annals of Botany shows live images of pollen behaviour during pollination.
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The Global Plants Initiative: An Overview

Enjoy this wonderful video introduction to the Global Plants Initiative by Dr Barbara Thiers of the New York Botanical Garden.
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Fique fibers from Andes Mountains part of miracle solution for dye pollution, find scientists

Fique fibers from Andes Mountains part of miracle solution for dye pollution, find scientists | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell University and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant Frucarea andina.

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Shh . . . the plants are thinking

Shh . . . the plants are thinking | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Most of us, if we think about plants at all, consider them to be mindless organisms, automata evolutionarily tuned to react to wind, rain, sun, the attacks of the herbivores and gardeners with black thumbs. Yet, as Baluska’s colleague, Stefano Mancuso, professor of horticulture at the University of Florence argues, plants (99.9 per cent of the planet’s biomass) actually behave as animals do. In a series of published experiments, Mancuso, Baluska and other plant scientists have demonstrated that plants keep time, know themselves, count, distinguish kin from strangers and competitors, explore for the best patches of soil and sun, and chemically warn of (and ward off) enemies–all while luring dumb animals like us to do their sexual bidding. Although they are modular (each cell much like every other) and lack central nervous systems, they display intelligence in myriad ways as they deal with environments from which they cannot run away.

 

 

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Profiling of Microbial-Derived Phenolic Metabolites in Human Feces after Moderate Red Wine Intake - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Profiling of Microbial-Derived Phenolic Metabolites in Human Feces after Moderate Red Wine Intake - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Emerging Aspects of Food and Nutrition on Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Emerging Aspects of Food and Nutrition on Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Almost 20 percent of grain in China lost or wasted from field to fork

A comprehensive new review of food waste in the People's Republic of China has concluded that about 19 of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country go to waste, with related losses of water for irrigation and farmland productivity.
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The secret life of underground microbes: Plant root microbiomes rule the world

The secret life of underground microbes: Plant root microbiomes rule the world | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
We often ignore what we cannot see, and yet organisms below the soil's surface play a vital role in plant functions and ecosystem well-being.
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New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

Using DNA sequencing technologies, a research team led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist has painted a broad picture of how the devastating disease Huonglongbing, or citrus greening, impacts citrus trees before they even show...
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Earlier origin for flowering plants

Earlier origin for flowering plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Flowering plants may have originated more than 100 million years earlier than previously thought, scientists suggest.
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Proteus: How Radiolarians Saved Ernst Haeckel | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network

Proteus: How Radiolarians Saved Ernst Haeckel | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Ernst Haeckel had spent an unhappy year practicing medicine when his parents finally consented to pay for a year of scientific study and travel in Italy. ...
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Consumers from California to Switzerland are developing a taste for dark chocolate, taking a bite out of global cocoa supplies and driving up candy prices.

Consumers from California to Switzerland are developing a taste for dark chocolate, taking a bite out of global cocoa supplies and driving up candy prices. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consumers from California to Switzerland are developing a taste for dark chocolate, taking a bite out of global cocoa supplies and driving up candy prices in both high-end boutiques and mass-market drugstores.
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Should Kratom Use Be Legal?: Scientific American

Should Kratom Use Be Legal?: Scientific American | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Thailand is considering legalizing kratom as a safer alternative for meth addicts, and U.S. researchers are studying its potential to help opiate abusers kick the habit without withdrawal side effects.
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Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens

Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the first study of its kind, Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment called 'biochar' can interfere with the chemical signals that some microbes use to communicate.
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Nestlé files flax omega-3 cereal fortification patent

Nestlé files flax omega-3 cereal fortification patent | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Nestlé claims to have overcome disadvantages in omega-3 fortification of breakfast cereals by using fatty acids derived from flaxseed and incorporating antioxidants for shelf-life.
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Gardener's one apple tree with 250 varieties grafted onto it

Gardener's one apple tree with 250 varieties grafted onto it | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

From Granny Smith and Golden Delicious to Brownlees Russet and Wadhurst Pippin, if you like apples then Paul Barnett is your man. He has 250 varieties available to pick – and astonishingly, they’re all growing on just one tree. The horticulturist has spent 24 years meticulously developing the tree in his back garden in Chidham, near Chichester, West Sussex, grafting on new varieties every winter.

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Time Course Production of Urolithins from Ellagic Acid by Human Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Time Course Production of Urolithins from Ellagic Acid by Human Gut Microbiota - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Impact of Polyphenols and Polyphenol-Rich Dietary Sources on Gut Microbiota Composition - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Impact of Polyphenols and Polyphenol-Rich Dietary Sources on Gut Microbiota Composition - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Making plants' inner qualities visible

Making plants' inner qualities visible | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Not only psychologists would be happy to be able to look inside their patients’ heads – a plant’s “inner qualities” also supply plant researchers with valuable information.
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Climate change may speed up forests' life cycles

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates.
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Virginia Tech scientists show why traumatized trees don't 'bleed' to death

Virginia Tech scientists show why traumatized trees don't 'bleed' to death | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany, and the Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, have used a special type of microscope to discover how "check valves" in wood cells control sap flow and protect...
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