Note: Cutting edge research and other interesting information from many different sources. Students can log into their online classroom to read the full blog text.
Source -Source - Neonicotinoid-type crop pesticides arenotgood for bees. They compromise the insects' production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that transports chemical energy within cells. As a result, bees lose mobility and ultimately starve, as they're unable to get...- Rainwater Harvesting and Management article included in October 2016 issue of Sitelines.Source - Light transmitted from the shoot to the roots activates photoreceptors in the roots and triggers light-dependent growth responses in plants, scientists have discovered.Source - One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. The bacterial bonanza comes from scientists who reconstructed the genomes of more than 2,500 microbes from sediment and groundwater samples collected at an aquifer in Colorado.