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Column: Reading up on BC's flora and fauna - Richmond News


Richmond News
Even though I could experience nature just by going a couple of blocks away from the Cambie Branch to the Richmond Nature Park, I take our wild spaces for granted. It takes a book like The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific ...

New retinal ganglion cell subtypes emerge from single-cell RNA sequencing - Science Daily


Science Daily
Ephraim F. Trakhtenberg, Ph.D., of UConn Health's Department of Neuroscience led the research team, which includes Paul Robson, Ph.D., JAX director of single-cell biology. Their study, published in Nature Communications, provides new precision to a big ...

Illustrated Flora and Fauna Field Guide Offers a Creative Way to Connect With Nature - My Modern Met


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On top of these fun activities, How to be a Wildflower will charm you with Daisy's flora-and-fauna paintings and typography. Done by hand, these illustrative elements add a personal touch to the text and creatively “capture the magic and beauty of a ...

Mycorrhiza - Backyard Nature

Burlington, Ontario - Canada

The word "mycorrhiza" is built from classical Greek roots. Myco means "fungus" and rhiza means "root," so the word mycorrhiza literally means "fungus-root." When the hyphae of certain fungi form specialized sheaths around the roots of certain plants, that fungal root-coating is the mycorrhiza.

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