|January 21, 2016||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Plants, News|
From Salk Institute: Grafted plants’ genomes can communicate with each other Agricultural grafting dates back nearly 3,000 years. By trial and error, people from ancient China to ancient Greece realized that joining a cut branch from one plant onto the stalk of another could improve the quality of crops. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute […]
|January 20, 2016||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Human evolution, Plants, News|
Generally, coal is assumed to have originated in the lignin of Carboniferous forests, but now a new theory has been introduced: From The Economist: The trees of the Carboniferous were not like those of today. Moreover, which types of tree predominated varied over the vast span of time that it covered. One pertinent observation Dr […]
|December 19, 2015||Posted by News under Plants, News|
From ScienceDaily: Plants crawled onto land earlier than we give them credit, genetic evidence suggests Plant biologists agree that it all began with green algae. At some point in our planet’s history, the common ancestor of trees, ferns, and flowers developed an alternating life cycle–presumably allowing their offspring to float inland and conquer Earth. But […]
|December 10, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, stasis, News|
From Science Daily: New fossil evidence shows that Australia’s fire-prone shrubland open vegetation originated at least 70 million years ago — 40-50 million years earlier than previously thought. The findings, published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Botany, reject prevailing wisdom that Australia was covered with rainforest until 40 million years ago, […]
|October 8, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Design inference, Plants, News|
From ScienceDaily: Ancient alga knew how to survive on land before it left water and evolved into the first plant Up until now it had been assumed that the alga evolved the capability to source essential nutrients for its survival after it arrived on land by forming a close association with a beneficial fungi called […]
|August 30, 2015||Posted by News under Plants, academic freedom, News|
… it turns out that he mainly means the ones from religious families: TPP’s basic philosophy was that while you are entitled to your beliefs you are not entitled to avoid discomforting or contradictory ideas, you are not entitled to a free-pass when it comes to a critical analysis of beliefs like yours (individuals were […]
|June 27, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Genomics, Plants, News|
We are told that the mistletoe species lacks genes found in all other complex organisms. From ScienceDaily: A discovery made during an analysis of a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive without key genes involved in energy production could make it one of the most unusual plants on Earth. … “This loss of […]
|June 3, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Animal minds, Plants, News|
From New Scientist, reviewing two books: Plants, say the authors, are highly responsive, attuned to gravity, grains of sand, sunlight, starlight, the footfalls of tiny insects and to slow rhythms outside our range. They are subtle, aware, strategic beings whose lives involve an environmental sensitivity very distant from the simple flower and seed factories of […]
|February 6, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, News|
Said to be unique in the plant kingdom for that reason.
|December 8, 2014||Posted by News under Plants, News|
You’ve heard of: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em? How about, if you can’t join ‘em, eat ‘em.
|November 26, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, Plants, News|
So they evolved by losing information? Like most evolution we have actually observed?
|November 14, 2014||Posted by News under speciation, Plants, News|
Speciation is not very well understood at all, anywhere; it is rather colonized by Darwin’s followers, as a support for their vision of life.
|September 9, 2014||Posted by News under Plants, News|
University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives.
|August 16, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, News|
Knowing this may help in the fight against crop weeds.
|July 2, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, News|
Researcher: the plants are able to distinguish feeding vibrations from other common sources of environmental vibration
|June 14, 2014||Posted by News under Plants, News|
Right. Same time. Next year. New theory.
|April 15, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, stasis|
Lycopods (club mosses) may be “inconspicuous” but they are certainly a durable group. They used to be forests.
|April 11, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Epigenetics, Plants, News|
Researchers: Specific cell-types present in the embryo environment can send out protein signals to also influence this process.
|March 20, 2014||Posted by News under Genetics, Plants, News|
They’re suggesting the system dates from 600 million years ago, but one doesn’t get the impression they really know. This isn’t a tree of life, it’s a grab bag.
|March 8, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, News|
If this holds up: The plant does not think, but something in it thinks.