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2018-07-06T12:00:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705100421.htm

Aarhus University Summary:
Legumes are able to grow in nitrogen-poor soils due to their ability to engage in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. There is a great interest …
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2018-07-06T08:00:00.0000000Z

EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/w-eoh070418.php

Wiley - Press Release

To measure exposure to pesticides in these avian pollinators, investigators made novel use of cloacal fluid and …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-06T06:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/fence-built-keep-out-wild-dogs-out-has-dramatically-altered-australian-landscape

By Lakshmi Supriya Southern Australia‚Äôs Strzelecki Desert is home to two very different landscapes: an area of …

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2018-07-06T04:00:00.0000000Z
A Chilean cicada, which hosts particularly unusual symbiotic bacteria. Credit: Piotr Lukasik
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University of Montana

University of Montana researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our …
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2018-07-06T02:00:00.0000000Z
Banana with deformed leaves, Nigeria Banana with deformed leaves, Nigeria
Dear All,
This was observed on plantain in a farmer's field. It affects mostly the 2-4th leaves after the cigar leaf.  It was not insect defoliation. 
Any possible cause? 
Thank you. 
Shakiru Adewale KAZEEM, PhD. Plant …
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Nigeria
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2018-07-05T10:00:00.0000000Z
BioScience https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/68/7/496/5050532?guestAccessKey=d1ec40db-966d-4e21-b7bf-99c60c9c2cdc
Franz Essl Sven Bacher Piero Genovesi Philip E Hulme Jonathan M JeschkeStelios Katsanevakis Ingo …
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2018-07-05T04:00:00.0000000Z
One of the few Madagascan bananas left in the wild - Ralimanana, Kew

BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44712034

By Helen Briggs

A wild banana that may hold the key to protecting the world's edible banana crop has been put on the extinction list.

It is found only in Madagascar, where there are just …

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2018-07-05T04:00:00.0000000Z

EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/cp-wsb062818.php

Spiders can travel many hundreds of miles through the air by releasing silk and floating away. Researchers had thought that ballooning behavior required drag forces from wind …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-04T14:00:00.0000000Z

An interesting post from ProMED on another scab disease of citrus. This is sweet orange scab, Elsinoe australis. Note the difference between this and the common citrus scab, Elsinoe fawcettii, which mostly occurs on the fruit rather than the …

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2018-07-04T14:00:00.0000000Z

Fusarium TR4 still contained in northern Mozambique The South African banana industry is currently facing a disease threat from two …

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