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February 4, 2013
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Can Plants be Altruistic? You Bet, Says New CU-Boulder-led Study

We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too. The … Continue reading

May 23, 2012
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Pollination with Precision: How Flowers Do It

Pollination could be a chaotic disaster. With hundreds of pollen grains growing long tubes to ovules to deliver their sperm to female gametes, how can a flower ensure that exactly two fertile sperm reach every ovule? In a new study, … Continue reading

January 12, 2011
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Online Access to the Plants of the World Is Available

*The Global Plants Initiative Meets at the Smithsonian in Panama Jan. 11-13* For centuries, jungle explorers from Europe and North America have created art of the plants they discover—pressing bright flowers and green tendrils onto herbarium sheets for prestigious museums … Continue reading