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The reproductive phases of plants and fungi are one of the most important parts of their life cycle, and just as each have their growing seasons, so too do they have a reproductive season.

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Estimates vary, but there are about 300,000 named species of plants, with more being discovered daily.  There may ultimately be as many as

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Obesity is a big public health problem. Currently about two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese.

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Asthma and allergies are becoming more and more prominent in society and outdoor allergens like ragweed and birch take their toll on the economy and those who have to deal with them

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Welcome to guest blogger, marine biologist Sam Craven, from Mad As A Marine Biologist. As a marine biologist and a diver I feel incredibly privileged to have seen many of the delightful examples of life that the most biodiverse ecosystem on our planet, the coral reefs, have to offer, but nothing has kept by attention…

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Welcome to guest blogger, noted biologist Alan Cann For most of my research career, I worked on viruses with small genomes, such as poliovirus and HIV. For me, the attraction of these viruses is that it is easier to understand all the interactions that go on within a small genome than with an unfeasibly large…

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered a microbe now being used to produce biodegradable plastic into a strain that can produce advanced biofuel. More at: http://dailyfusion.net/2013/07/new-microbe-strain-makes-diesel-fuel-from-greenhouse-gas-15540/

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Gregg Clark at Saint Louis University has compiled a comprehensive list of useful biology apps. http://libguides.slu.edu/content.php?pid=279697&sid=2303749

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