The April issue of Plant Life, newsletter on plant research at Wageningen UR, has been published. The main article is an interview with evolution biologist Duur Aanen of Wageningen University about what agriculture can learn from termites.
Termite species in Asia and Africa have been cultivating fungi for later consumption for tens of millions of years. How do termites achieve this? Millions of years of symbiosis between termites and fungi may hold the key to higher agricultural yields
The number of spotted-wing drosophila fruit flies in the Netherlands has exploded. Wht can we do to control the fruit flies? "Remove rotten fruit", says researcher Herman Helsen.
Other articles in Plant Life - April 2015
- Major benefits available from combining statistics with ‘omics’
- How come the plant hormone auxin functions one way in one location, and a different way elsewhere?
- Strategic greenhouse horticulture research has joint benefits
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