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The Repressive ER

Translation-inhibition activity by miRNAs occurs on the ER, and requires AMP1, which encodes an integral membrane protein associated with ER.

Is it a problem that the Precautionary Principle clashes with ‘Innocent until proven Guilty’?

This post at ConservationBytes argues governments should change to a 'guilty until proven innocent' approach for economic development.

When the going gets tough….. the organelles get going

Chloroplasts, the tiny photosynthetic energy factories of plant cells, were observed to move in response to light and temperature as long as a century...

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New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...

Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....