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Source - Trees, from the mighty redwoods to slender dogwoods, would be nothing without their microbial sidekicks. Millions of species of fungi and bacteria swap nutrients between soil and the roots of trees, forming a vast, interconnected web of organisms throughout the woods. Now, for the first time, scientists have mapped this “wood wide web” on a global scale,...
- A new study reveals the loss of plant diversity harms the humble bumblebee at a critical stage in its development from egg to adult.
Source - A new study finds that Medicare costs tend to be lower in counties with more forests and shrublands than in counties dominated by other types of land cover. The relationship persists even when accounting for economic, geographic or other factors that might independently influence health care costs, researchers report.
Researchers unlock the secrets of radial growth
Date: January 9, 2019
Source: University of Cambridge
Summary: Botanists have identified key regulatory networks controlling how plants grow 'outwards,' which could help us to be more efficient...
Hemimastigotes are more different from all other living things than animals are from fungi.