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It’s our secret, the Science of Rumour

It’s our secret, the Science of Rumour

Humans are social creatures and we love to share gossip, but we share what we like, not necessarily what is true. So are you living in a golden age of misinformation? If you are how would you know? This week Aleks Krotoski discusses Whispers on The Digital Human, a series that explores how connections via modern media are changing human behaviour.

Aleks Krotowski. Photo: BBC.

Aleks Krotowski. Photo: BBC.

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The fruit, the whole fruit, and everything about the fruit

The fruit, the whole fruit, and everything about the fruit

The opium poppy Fruits come in an impressive array of shapes, sizes, and consistencies, and also display a huge diversity in biochemical/metabolite profiles, wherein lies their value as rich sources of food, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals. This is in addition to their fundamental function in supporting and dispersing the developing and mature seeds for the next generation.

Understanding developmental processes…

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How orchids feed specialized bee pollinators

How orchids feed specialized bee pollinators

A significant proportion of orchids in the subtribe Oncidiinae produce floral oil as a food reward that attracts specialized bee pollinators. This oil is produced either by glands (epithelial elaiophores) or by tufts of secretory hairs (trichomal elaiophores). Although the structure of epithelial elaiophores has been well documented, trichomal elaiophores are less common and have not received as…

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Morphology of lateral root development - free review article

Morphology of lateral root development – free review article

Morphology of lateral root development

Morphology of lateral root development

The crucial role of roots in plant nutrition, and consequently in plant productivity, is a strong motivation to study the growth and functioning of various aspects of the root system. Numerous studies on lateral roots mostly focus on the physiological and molecular bases of developmental processes. Unfortunately, little attention is paid either to the…

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