Oldest Fossilized Land Plant Spores Have Scientists Rethinking How Plants Evolved
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Oldest Fossilized Land Plant Spores Have Scientists Rethinking How Plants Evolved

The planet was transformed when plants first walked on the land. They evolved from freshwater-dwelling algae more than 500 millions years ago. They
Scientists take step to improve crops' photosynthesis, yields
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Scientists take step to improve crops' photosynthesis, yields

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Farmers must grow 50% more food with a smaller amount of land to feed the projected 9 billion people by 2050. Plant
Early land plants evolved from freshwater algae, fossils reveal
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Early land plants evolved from freshwater algae, fossils reveal

The new Lower Ordovician fossil spores, which date back to about 480 Ma, is intermediate in their character between the controversial Cambrian
Survival strategy of starving spruce trees: The critical role of reserves
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Survival strategy of starving spruce trees: The critical role of reserves

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain Climate extremes are threatening trees and whole forests around the world. Trees are sessile organisms and cannot
A Carnivorous Plant Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight in North America
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A Carnivorous Plant Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight in North America

Unbeknownst to science, a plant that was unassumingly found in the boglands of North America and Canada has been eating and trapping insects.
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After 142 Years, Scientists Just Learned This West Coast Flower Is Carnivorous

Scientists Discovered That This West Coast Flower is Carnivorous After 142 Years Click to enlarge the image and toggle the caption Danilo Peru
A Common North American Plant Was Just Discovered to Be Secretly Carnivorous
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A Common North American Plant Was Just Discovered to Be Secretly Carnivorous

A plant-like herb that is found in the wetlands of North America's west coast - Alaska to California – has recently been discovered to occasionally
Complete These Gardening Tasks in August to Prepare for Fall
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Complete These Gardening Tasks in August to Prepare for Fall

It may appear that August is almost over and you can just turn your garden on autopilot, watering, weeding and picking without much thought. There
Scientists ID enzyme for making key industrial chemical in plants
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Scientists ID enzyme for making key industrial chemical in plants

Brookhaven Lab scientists discovered an enzyme (PHBMT1) which transfers p-hydoxybenzoate, (green), to poplar lignin building blocks. The resulting
Researchers are first in the world to watch plants 'drink' water in real-time
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Researchers are first in the world to watch plants 'drink' water in real-time

Study: The Titanium:Sapphire laser is used to convert high-intensity green sunlight into bio-friendly wavelengths. Credit: University of Nottingham