Navigation Links
Trojan Horse attack on native lupine
Date:8/13/2010

e where it's very windy, very harsh," she says.

"Historically, dunes were dynamic. There were native grasses, but they weren't as dominant as the European beachgrass, so a big storm would blow out the dunes and the grasses with it.

"But Tidestrom's lupine has this absolutely amazing seed bank. The seeds can live a long time in the sand.

"During a pilot project for the dune restoration, the park's biologists dug deep into the ground and overturned the sand. Lupine seeds a meter under the ground were brought to the surface and they germinated! Those seeds must have been buried for decades," Knight says.

"So if you got one of these storms, the lupine seeds would be scarified by the blowing sand, breaking their dormancy, and so they'd germinate.

"There's no other vegetation around right after the storm, so there's not a lot of mice around either, because the mice need cover. They don't like open sand. The lupines would do really well in this windy, but mice-free zone after a storm.

"The plants hug the dune, clinging to the sand, so their flowers and fruits don't get blown around. To me this plant makes perfect sense.

"If there's a storm-free interval, the grasses will come in and the mice will come in and this plant won't do as well. But that's OK because it has already produced a bunch of seeds that are now in the seed bank waiting for the next big storm."

"I think that historically this species did just great, but we've destroyed dune habitat or modified it so much that you never get these natural dune blowouts and the species doesn't have an opportunity to shine.

"Instead, it's on the endangered species list."

The low down on lupines

Less is known about invasive species than one might think, given the media coverage they receive. The scientists conclude their Ecology paper by saying that even though invasive species are the greatest threat to biodiversit
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. Research develops simple recipe for fungus-free horseradish
2. Mutant gene link to West Nile virus in horses
3. Wild Iberian horses contributed to the origin of the current Iberian domestic stock
4. Male seahorses like big mates
5. Horse whisperers, lion tamers not needed: Scientists find genetic regions that soothe savage beasts
6. Fossil teeth of browsing horse found in Panama Canal earthworks
7. Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan
8. Decline of shorebird linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs
9. Queens University Belfast works to save Strangford horse mussels
10. Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers
11. Mans closest relationship under strain? New research reveals why chimpanzees attack humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Trojan Horse attack on native lupine
(Date:9/30/2014)... KONG , Sept. 30, 2014 Winners of ... Economist Events, Innovation Summit scheduled to take place at the JW ... the summit, the award winners will share their experiences and the ... who have made a proven innovation over the past decade, will ... the night before the summit. It will be the first ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, ... percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released ... loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countriesand correlates with ... In addition to the precipitous decline in wildlife ... signs about the overall health of the planet. ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting ... homeland security and medical advances. , In a paper ... Optics Letters , UT Arlington Physics Professor Wei ... fabricate transparent nanoscintillators by heating nanoparticles composed of lanthanum, ... A scintillator refers to a material that glows ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 2Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 3Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 4Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 5Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 6Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 7Half of global wildlife lost, says new WWF report 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 3
... of just four factors, researchers have successfully induced ... mice to behave like embryonic stem cells. The ... publication of the journal Cell. , The cells--which ... the physical, growth, and genetic characteristics typical of ...
... by the cystic fibrosis gene has been identified by ... off the degradation system allows some proteins to regain ... aimed at curing the disease. , ... a defective gene that produces a misshapen form of ...
... Acting as a genetic Trojan horse, an experimental RNA-based drug ... into prostate cancer cells and then springs into action to ... developed at Duke University Medical Center, uses one type of ... another type, called silencing RNA, to stop the expression of ...
Cached Biology News:With few factors, adult cells take on character of embryonic stem cells 2Study reveals how cells destroy faulty proteins in cystic fibrosis 2Experimental RNA-based drug kills prostate cancer cells effectively and safely 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... 30, 2014 In response to ... to address sales, training and consumer engagement challenges, ... innovative mobile applications to turn their clients’ visions ... latest customized mobile app creations, are now featured ... In partnership with Toyota, StudioPMG created a robust ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Award winning unified communications ... four new-hosted collaboration bundles that combine next generation ... conferencing experiences for low, flat rate fees. ... businesses have optimized solutions to meet their technology ... audio only minutes (1K, 5K, 10K increments) or ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 TeselaGen Biotechnology ... Foundation to expand their bioCAD/CAM software suite, which uses ... DNA. The Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant ... under exclusive license from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ... , an LBNL laboratory that develops alternative fuel technologies ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 This ... Enzymes in US$ Million by the following ... Specialty Enzymes. Specific end-use segments also analyzed ... The report provides separate comprehensive ... Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Digital Agency Studio PMG Launches New Case Studies on Website 2SoundConnect Launches New Audio, Web and Video Bundles 2TeselaGen Receives $750k NSF SBIR Phase II Award 2TeselaGen Receives $750k NSF SBIR Phase II Award 3Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 2Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 3Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 4Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 5Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 6Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 7Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 8Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 9Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 10Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 11Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 12Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 13Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 14Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 15Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 16Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 17Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 18Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 19Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 20Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 21Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 22Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 23Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 24Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 25Global Specialty Enzymes Industry 26
... Trial Expected to Begin in the Second Quarter ... Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today,announced that the U.S. Food ... has granted Mpex orphan drug designation for,levofloxacin solution ... to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria in patients,with ...
... D-Pharm announced today that,it has held its Pre-IND ... the forthcoming IND submission for DP-b99, a novel ... meeting focused on the,proposed plans for the Phase ... to date, preclinical pharmacology, toxicology data,and the FDA ...
... Dramatically Improve Airway Inflammatory Disease ... Control, NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., March 4 Aerocrine, ... (http://www.nioxmino.com ), a,hand- held point-of-care device for the measurement ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA).,Physicians in the U.S. now ...
Cached Biology Technology:Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 2Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 3D-Pharm Completes Pre-IND Meeting With the FDA for Treatment of Acute Stroke With DP-b99 2FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 2FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 3FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 4
VACUGENE PUMP 110V, 1 EA. Category: Nucleid Acid Detection Systems....
... mutS are mismatch repair minus strains of ... repair of the newly synthesized unmethylated strand ... making them helpful in such systems as ... Systems. Both ES1301 and BMH 71-18 mutS ...
Request Info...
Anti-Rat KAPPA/LAMBDA:HRP, Clone MARK-1/MARL-15, Monoclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: