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Daily Archives: Oct 20, 2011

The voice of sanity (finally!)

How many times have you tried to understand a sentence from a scientific article only to give up thinking it was written in a...

Reactions of Nicotiana species to inoculation with begomoviruses

The inability of begomoviruses to systemically infect several Nicotiana species is likely due to inhibition of virus movement rather than replication and provides a novel model to study virus-host interactions in resistant/susceptible hosts.

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...