Biology News
The Biochemistry of Beer: Why the Source of Sugar Matters - Inverse

This is one of the simplest and oldest biochemical processes on the planet. But before that transformation is possible, you need the sugar itself. Sugar is one of the most important substances in nature. The competition for it, the complex interplay of ...

molecular biology - Hackaday

But if you're at all interested in the processes of modern molecular biology, make sure you watch the whole thing. The basic idea here is to create an innocuous virus that carries the lac gene, which encodes the enzyme β-galactosidase, or lactase, and ...

How Green Infrastructure Can Contribute to Biodiversity - Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)
One of the great things about green infrastructure is that it's all about the creation of 'living' structures. Living green structures have the capacity to absorb pollution, cool and shade buildings, and even increase local biodiversity. The Junglefy ...

Tree Root Architecture, Root Dynamics and Rhizosphere Processes

Bologna - Italy

Information on research into tree root architecture, tree root growth and tree stability.

Squaw-root or Cancer-root: Conopholis americana
United States

Several photographs of this parasitic plant.

Root-knot Nematode
United States

Information from Wikipedia on the plant-parasitic nematodes from the genus Meloidogyne and their life cycle.

Cosmopolites sordidus: Banana Root Borer
United States

Photographs and a description of this weevil, its distribution, life cycle, biology, host plants and management.

Vitacea polistiformes: Grape Root Borer
United States

Photograph of this insect and information on its hosts, symptoms, life cycle and description.

Arachnitis uniflora: Root Morphology and Anatomy
United States

Abstract of research into the association of Glomus species with the non-photosynthesizing plant Arachnis uniflora.

United Kingdom

Provides an introduction to the processes involved in the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen, with clear explanatory diagrams. [PDF]


Symposium on plant roots with the objective of understanding the morphology and function of whole root systems as a dynamic interface between plants and the earth.

Changes of Root Morphology and Pb Uptake by Two Species of Elsholtzia uner Pb Toxicity

Journal article. [PDF]

United States

journal article [PDF]

Prionus sp: Prionus Root Borer
United States

Photograph of a beetle in this genus and information on its hosts, symptoms and description.