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Plant wounds trigger bacteria
...trike the trunks or stems of dicot plants, tree or vines
near the ground where freezing occurs during winter and a wound forms in spring. Such fruit trees as cherries and peaches, raspberries and high-quality vine grapes like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon tend to be susceptible to the disease, which ca...
Primates harvest bee nests in Ugandan reserve
...tat. Chimps in the Park peel and chew the tips of vines
and twigs to make honey dipsticks. Roubik notes that indigenous groups in the Americas use similar honey brushes to harvest honey in areas where Africanized bees are relative newcomers [see photo]. "Most studies of stingless bees have been undertak...
CU, USDA team to curb two invasive, poisonous vines
...wn enemies in North America, two types of invasive vines
are growing rampant in forests and fields, threate...gile butterfly populations and bird habitats. The vines
are pale and black swallow-wort, and to find a biological control to stem the growth of and their st...
Diverse tropical forests defy metabolic ecology models
...s buttress-rooted rainforest giants festooned with vines
and peppered with orchids, ferns and bromeliads. Tropical trees depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal and are constantly assaulted by insects, fungi, maelstrom and machete. Furthermore, soils, rainfall, the frequencies of hurricanes an...
Major obesity gene is 'lost in the shuffle'
...t enable them to swing agilely across branches and vines
in the jungles. Ishida and Nakayama speculate that the loss of the ASIP gene in gibbons may have played a role in the evolution of the gibbons' uniquely slender body shape and size, although there is no biochemical or physiological evidence to sug...
3-D model reveals secrets of metastasis
...t either squeeze through or chop up these putative vines
to get anywhere. As a result, they move slower in ...an interesting twist, all cells need at least some vines
to move, as they latch onto the "branches" with claw-like proteins called integrins and pull themsel...