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Research led by the University of Sheffield is the first to show that grasses can incorporate DNA from other species into their genomes through a process known as lateral gene transfer. The stolen genetic secrets give them an evolutionary...

source: From the University of Sheffield

The current biodiversity crisis is often depicted as a struggle to preserve untouched habitats. Here, Ellis at al. combine global maps of human populations and land use over the past 12,000 years with current biodiversity data to show...

source: From PNAS

The Future Leader Fellowship in Plant and Fungal Science provides a unique opportunity for early-career researchers to develop their scientific portfolio and skills in a vibrant research environment, working with colleagues in Kew Science to make substantial contributions...

source: From the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Forest fires raging in South Africa's Table Mountain National Park have reached the University of Cape Town (UCT) and gutted the reading room of its main library, which houses irreplaceable documents and records from the...

source: From Nature

Four specialists moving into an undisclosed location with only a map of landmarks to guide their way. They're working under the cover of darkness, digging to find what they're looking for in a race against the sunrise. They make...

source: From WKAR-FM

Stomata, formed by a pair of kidney-shaped guard cells, are tiny pores in leaves. They act like mouths that plants use to "eat" and "breathe." When they open, carbon dioxide enters the plant for photosynthesis and oxygen is released...

source: From the Chinese Academy of Sciences via


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