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August 28, 2012
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Behind Closed Doors

UD researchers show how beneficial soil bacteria can boost plant immunity With the help of beneficial bacteria, plants can slam the door when disease pathogens come knocking, University of Delaware researchers have discovered. A scientific team under the leadership of … Continue reading

August 2, 2012
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UCLA Research Makes Possible Rapid Assessment of Plant Drought Tolerance

UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants’ drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world. The research, published in the journal Methods in Ecology and … Continue reading

April 9, 2012
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Which Plants Will Survive Droughts, Climate Change?

New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change. Droughts are worsening around the world, posing a great challenge to plants in all ecosystems, said Lawren Sack, a UCLA … Continue reading

July 8, 2011
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Being Small Has Its Advantages, If You Are a Leaf

The size of leaves can vary by a factor of 1,000 across plant species, but until now, the reason why has remained a mystery. A new study by an international team of scientists led by UCLA life scientists goes a … Continue reading

July 14, 2010
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Plant ‘Breathing’ Mechanism Discovered

Palo Alto, CA — A tiny, little-understood plant pore has enormous implications for weather forecasting, climate change, agriculture, hydrology, and more.   A study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, with colleagues from the Research Center … Continue reading