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The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

...ttresses. The seeds, which are about the size of a sunflower seed, are buoyant and able to float down rivers along which the colossal trees grow. Dick and colleagues investigated which of several possible scenarios could be the reason for the current distribution of Ceiba pentandra. Dick concluded that e...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

...luding animal fats and plant oils such as soybean, sunflower and canola. During normal farm field work, a research team from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada tested both pure and blended biodiesel, in which the renewable fuel is mixed with petroleum diesel. Evaluated blends had 5 percent and 20 percent bi...

Sunflower speciation highlights roles for transposable elements in evolution

..., researchers have found that the genomes of three sunflower species that arose in evolution as hybrids of the ...revious work on three independently derived hybrid sunflower species has validated this mode of speciation by documenting novel structural rearrangements in thei...

Study provides new understanding of spontaneous hybridization

... the authors. The researchers examined a northern sunflower species that had captured genes from a southern sunflower species, resulting in a stabilized hybrid, Helianthus annuus texanus, able to expand southward into ...

AIDS drug from sunflowers

...her conditions are unfavourable, destroy an entire sunflower crop. However, some sunflowers survive the fungus ...0 per milligram. 'We want to attempt to cultivate sunflower cells or other plant cells in a nutrient solution together with the mould sclerotinia sclerotiorum a...

Pleasing plant shapes explained by new computer model

...nnately beautiful to the human eye, but how does a sunflower achieve its stunning disc of intersecting spirals or a daisy its delicate symmetry? That was the question tackled by University of Calgary computer scientists, who have answered one of biology's enduring questions with an animated model that provide...

Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior

...s well as for producing biodiesel from soybean and sunflower plants. Their report is published in Natural Resou...t more fossil energy than the fuel produced, and # sunflower plants requires 118 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced. In assessing inputs, the res...

Ethanol and biodiesel from crops not worth the energy

...s well as for producing biodiesel from soybean and sunflower plants. Their report is published in Natural Resou...t more fossil energy than the fuel produced, and # sunflower plants requires 118 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced. In assessing inputs, the res...

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