Plants

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Dino-Killing Impact Remade Plant Kingdom, Too
maples
September 16th, 2014
Harsh conditions after the dino-killing meteor impact favored fast-growing plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order
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Plants Respond to Salt Just Like Humans Respond to Pain (Op-Ed)
salt, climate change, soil
May 9th, 2014
New research suggests plants are riding a calcium wave just to survive in the increasingly salty, or saline, soils that have become a problem the world over.
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'Plant That Ate the South' Boosting Carbon Pollution
Kudzu attack, invasive species
July 14th, 2014
When it takes over ecosystems, this invader causes soils to surrender their carbon and release it as greenhouse gas.
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Nick Matzke: Reconstructing Species Migrations Across Time
Nick Matzke reconstructs how evolution happened
May 7th, 2014
Want to know about historical biogeography? Ask Nick Matzke.
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Rare Blue Flowers Reveal How Petals Get Their Color
Blue petunia
January 2nd, 2014
Unusual blue petunias reveal a molecular trick that plants use to create vibrantly colored petals. The finding might open the door for all sorts of new flower hues.
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Plant Detectives Dig Into How Cells Grow
One-week-old moss plants regenerated from single cells showing chlorophyll autofluorescence

May 30th, 2014
Moss offers clues in the search for how molecular signals direct cell growth.
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Conservation Efforts Not Just for Tree Huggers
Sean Hoban preserves endangered plant species
March 31st, 2014
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
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