Topic: Botany

Tiny Bees Play Big Part in Sex Lives of Trees

Nov. 6, 2017
Stingless Bee

When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting the genetic diversity that protects against disease, climate change and other threats.

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Moderate Early Spring Wildflower Displays, With Added Rain Boosting Late Bloomers

March 8, 2011

Little rain last fall means Texas bluebonnets and other early spring wildflowers will not be as impressive as last year's display, according to The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Plants 'Remember' Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Dec. 7, 2010

The role a key molecule plays in a plant's ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

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With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium's Evolutionary Mysteries

Oct. 25, 2010

Botany researcher Dr. Robert Jansen and his colleagues have received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation to investigate the genomes of the geranium plant and 15 related species.

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$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Aug. 17, 2010

A $1.4 million donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin will establish an arboretum to showcase the diversity and importance of Texas' trees.

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