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These "sea bees" pollinate marine plants

These “sea bees” pollinate marine plants

“It was very difficult to publish that first article, because nobody wanted to believe us,” she recalls. The role of pollinators on Earth is well established. Hundreds of thousands of flowering species depend on animals and insects to reproduce. Plants provide nectar or the promise of something to eat, and pollinators facilitate the sexual reproduction …

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Breast cancer prevention: the importance of choosing the right plants

Breast cancer prevention: the importance of choosing the right plants

Women who reduce their intake of animal products in favor of plants have a reduced risk of breast cancer. However, this protection is not observed when the meat is replaced by ultra-processed vegetarian or vegan foods. More and more people, especially younger people, are deciding to reduce or even completely eliminate the consumption of meat …

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Schrenkiella parvula extremohile

Extremophile plants, a model for understanding adaptation to environmental stresses

Some plants, which we call “extremophiles”, tolerate or even appreciate very salty, very dry or very cold environments, where most plant species would not survive. For a long time, response mechanisms to environmental stresses have been studied using the common plant Arabidopsis thaliana (ladies’ cress), which belongs to the family of mustard, rapeseed or even …

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