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monocultures

Mixed Cultures, Not Monotony

In 1994, Switzerland ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity in Rio, committing itself to the protection of biodiversity1. However, that’s not the only reason...
tropical rainforests

Geological Change Confirmed as a Factor Behind the Extensive Diversity in...

The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite...
cavendish

World-First Panama Disease-Resistant Cavendish Bananas

In the world’s first field trial with genetically modified banana plants conducted in heavily TR4-infested soil, one Cavendish line transformed with a gene taken...
tropical trees

Tropical Trees Show Coexistence Is Path to Diversity

On small Barro Colorado Island, in the middle of the Panama Canal, hundreds of tree species thrive. Jacob Usinowicz, an ecologist, recalls visiting there...
microplate

New Plate Adds Plot Twist to Ancient Tectonic Tale

A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth’s tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists. Researchers led by Rice...
corals

Newly Described Algae Species Toughens up Corals to Endure Warming Oceans

Global climate change has increased water temperatures in the world's oceans, often causing mass coral bleaching and mortality, which harms not only corals, but...
selfish genes

Different Recombination Rates Keep Highly Selfish Genes in Check

Whether in a plant or animal - during the transition from one generation to the next, the genes are reshuffled before being passed to...