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Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

Two Iowa State University botanists and their colleague at the University of North Car...d Weakley recently completed the intricate process botanists are obliged to follow to officially name and describe a newfound species. Following rules laid out i...

UBC researchers reveal dwarf aquatic plants' hidden ancestry

...al Nature. Due to their narrow, pointed leaves, botanists had long viewed Hydatellaceae as monocots, a large and diverse group of flowering plants that includes the grasses, gingers and palms. By analyzing the plants at the molecular level, Graham’s team has now determined that these moss-size plants are in...

World's largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms

...mily of plants whose blossoms are nearly all tiny, botanists write this week in the journal Science. Their gene...g neatly into any plant family," Davis says. "Many botanists had refused to even speculate on where this botanical outlier might fit into the tree of life." Ra...

Pleasing plant shapes explained by new computer model

...process." Smith and Prusinkiewicz worked with the botanists in Switzerland to create a three-dimensional simul...enhance biological experiments by providing a tool botanists can use to complement and interpret their traditional laboratory experiments. It also promises to le...

Ants, not evil spirits, create devil's gardens in the Amazon rainforest, study finds

...c secretions that kill competing plants--a process botanists call allelopathy. Others argue that devil's garden ants are responsible for controlling vegetation, either by extensive pruning or poisoning. "The idea is that by killing other plants, the insects create a space for young D. hirsuta saplings to grow,...

Team of international scientists departs today to discover the unknown in China's Himalayan region

... Discovery Networks will join renowned biologists, botanists and other technical experts from Conservation International's (CI) Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) as they search for new plant and animal species not yet known to science. "There is still so much that we don't know about our planet and especially in...

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