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The 9th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology
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
Journal of Plant Ecology (JPE)
Journal of Systematics and Evolution (formerly Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica)
Journal of Plant Ecology (Chinese Version)
Researchers Make Progresses in the Low-Cd Rice Study
Rice is the major component of diet for over half of the population in China. However, cadmium (Cd), which is a kind of toxic heavy metal, can be easily absorbed and enriched in rice, and then enters the human body through the food chain, thus threatening human health. In recent years, cadmium pollution has become a serious problem, especially in the southern paddy fields of China. Asi...
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 ...
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