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1st Asia-Oceania International Congress on Photosynthesis
Meeting for Asia Regional Members Committee of IUCN--Promoting nature based solutions in Asia
Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics & Management
International Training Course on Long-term Ecosystem Monitoring (ITC-LTEM) and Workshop on China-Africa S&T Cooperation in Resource and Environment Field
The 4th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology
Journal of Plant Ecology (JPE)
Journal of Systematics and Evolution (formerly Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica)
Journal of Plant Ecology (Chinese Version)
Expansion of transposable elements explains genetic paradox of biological invasion
Species often experience a genetic bottleneck after speciation or introduction into a new area that diminishes their genetic variation. Though bottlenecks in population size always reduce fitness and evolutionary potential, introduced species often become invasive. This referred to as the genetic paradox of invasion. Now, a research group led by Prof. Ya-Long Guo from the Institute of ...
The paper mulberry coevolved with soil microbes to humanity's benefit
The paper mulberry evolved its uniquely fibrous inner bark around 31 million years ago, long before the woody tree was first used for bookmaking during China's Tang dynasty. This adaptation, which makes the nutrient-rich plant easy to pass through foraging animals, may have been its way of feeding nearby soil microbes. Botanists in China discovered this connection in the first analysis of ...
Antenna Protein Structure Reveals the Basis of Efficient Blue-green Light Harvesting and P...
Diatoms are abundant photosynthetic organisms in aquatic environments; they contribute 20% of global primary productivity. Their fucoxanthin (Fx) chlorophyll (Chl) a/c-binding proteins (FCPs) have exceptional light harvesting and photoprotection capabilities. However, the structure of the FCP proteins and arrangement of pigments within them remain unknown. A research team from the Key ...
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