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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon Islands

Remember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to

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How plants measure temperature

How plants use a light receptor as a thermosensor. The level of active phytochrome B is regulated by light and

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Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals

Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity. Scientists at

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Ants acting as ‘bodyguards’ for plants

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as ‘bodyguards’ for plants. Scientists at University of Toronto fed an enzyme activator

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Key genes for increasing oil content in plant leaves identified

Increasing oil accumulation in leaves: Overexpressing the gene for PDAT, an enzyme involved in oil production, caused plant leaves to

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Do you know that with Extra sugar, leaves get fat too? Find out how

Scientists tip balance of plant metabolism to increase oil content in leaves with aim of making biofuels and related useful

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10 Big Trends for Agriculture

DAILYMOTIVATIONALINSIGHTFROMJIMJIM’sHIGHLIGHTSFOLLOW ME Jim Carroll is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the world on agricultural trends.His client list in extensive, including both agricultural associations and global agricultural companies. It includes Purina • Land O’ Lakes • Eli Lilly/Elanco • DTN The Progressive Farmer • Nutrien •  Farm Media Journal • FMC Agriculture…

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Top 5 Trends in Agriculture

The great boom of technology is having great impact on all industries and agriculture is no exception. This is the perfect opportunity to find solutions for new issues: the demand for a greater productivity, high quality products and the challenges of climate change. The UK Food and Agriculture Association estimates that the world population will…

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Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in Oceans

Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them,

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Sea urchins: From pest to plate

The genital gland of sea urchins, the so-called gonad, is found inside the urchin. This organ stores nutrients, and contains

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How Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fish

Researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of

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San Salvador pupfish acquired genetic variation from island fish to eat new foods

Study finds that ecological and genetic factors both contributed to rise of new pupfish species The most common topology estimated

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Study Reveals “How Goldfish make Alcohol to survive without Oxygen”

Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol

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‘Inefficient’ sailing fleet keeps oyster fishery alive

Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster

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According to Study: Lake trout adjust their behavior in the face of a changing climate

Lake Trout according to a recent study have been discovered to have a remarkable ability to adjust their behavior in

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Everything You Need To Know About Farming Markets

Farming markets allow farmers to interact personally with their customers, give consumers access to locally grown, farm-fresh fruit, and foster

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Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

Fish are expected to shrink dramatically in warmer waters. Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30

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