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Blessing in disguise: Mycoviruses enhance fungicide effectiveness against plant pathogens

Researchers discovered that mycoviruses, or oomycete viruses, can increase the sensitivity of plant pathogenic oomycete to fungicides like metalaxyl. Their findings suggest greater potential for mycoviruses in biocontrol and contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Thu Jun 20, 2024 01:18
Interaction with insects accelerates plant evolution

Researchers have discovered that plants benefit from a greater variety of interactions with pollinators and herbivores. Plants that are pollinated by insects and have to defend themselves against herbivores have evolved to be better adapted to different types of soil.

Thu Jun 20, 2024 01:18
Tight-knit communities can prevent environmental progress

New research indicates that strong community bonds could hinder rather than help environmental initiatives.

Wed Jun 19, 2024 23:20
Direct evidence found for dairy consumption in the Pyrenees in the earliest stages of the Neolithic

A study on the remains of the Chaves and Puyascada caves, both located in the province of Huesca, Spain, yields the first direct proof of the consumption and processing of dairy products in the Pyrenees already at the start of the Neolithic period, approximately 7,500 years ago, as well as the consumption of pig. The results lead to doubts about the...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 02:18
Sweaty cattle may boost food security in a warming world

Climate change is making it more difficult to raise cattle -- growth and reproduction are affected by heat -- so it's critical to breed cattle better adapted to a hotter and longer summer. A new study shows it's possible to identify the genes within breeds of cattle that would lead to the sweatiest, heat-tolerant offspring.

Fri Jun 14, 2024 16:04
Ancient Syrian diets resembled the modern 'Mediterranean diet'

Thousands of years ago, people in ancient Syria likely ate mostly grains, grapes, olives and a small amount of dairy and meat -- similar to today's 'Mediterranean diet,' according to a new study.

Thu Jun 13, 2024 23:57

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