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Potential treatments for citrus greening

Citrus greening has devastated the citrus industry in Florida and is found in many of the country's citrus growing regions.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Global change is triggering an identity switch in grasslands

Scientists discover species turnover in study of more than 100 grassland experiments.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?

The researchers found that the death of plant tissue and slow-down in growth resulting from the herbicide glyphosate depends upon the time that the herbicide is applied and also the biological clock.

16 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops

Until now, the majority of efforts to improve photosynthesis have been done in species that use C3 photosynthesis, such as wheat and rice, but not a lot has been done in enhancing C4 photosynthesis, such as maize and sorghum.

16 Aug 2019 Communications Biology

Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study

Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York.

15 Aug 2019 Current Biology

Researchers discover oldest fossil forest in Asia

The fossil forest, which is larger than Grand Central Station, is the earliest example of a forest in Asia.

8 Aug 2019 Current Biology

Fungi living in cattail roots could improve our picture of ancient ecoystems

Fungi, which include mushrooms, molds, and yeasts, aren't plants - they're their own separate kind of organism, more closely related to animals than anything green. But almost all land plants have tiny fungi living inside their roots.

8 Aug 2019 Mycologia

Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators - but they must be managed better, new research shows.

5 Aug 2019 Journal of Applied Ecology

Seaweed sinks deep, taking carbon with it

Seaweed, or macroalgae, form the most extensive and productive vegetated coastal habitats.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

“Everything flows” in the ecosystem

New assessment of the molecular composition of organic compounds in soil water indicates complex ecosystem processes lined by water transport in soil.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

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