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Designer corals shine a bright light on the future of coral reefs
Our climate is warming rapidly and this poses the greatest threat to coral reefs. Climate change not only causes a gradual increase in average water temperatures, but also an increased frequency, intensity and duration of summer heat waves. Over the last five years, three heat... click to read more
The Trojan mosquito: an in-house parasite defends against malaria
Malaria is one of the most difficult-to-control infectious diseases in modern times. It is widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions with millions of global infections annually and a high death rate among school-going children. The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, and... click to read more
How did ant-plant interactions evolve?
What are those ants doing? No, over there. Ants are all kind of the same, right? Nope. Ants are diverse - there are actually more kinds of ants than birds. Some live underground, and some use plants as places to hunt for food or... click to read more
The intimate relationships between seeds and fungi
Fungi are almost everywhere. By influencing important processes, such as decomposition and nutrient cycling in forests around the globe, helping plants acquire nutrients from the soil, or helping them cope with enemies that munch on their leaves, fungi are important players on key aspects of... click to read more
Algae Living in Salamanders, Friend or foe?
Roughly speaking, our bodies use energy from the sun, but we can't use sunlight directly. Instead, plants and algae collect sunlight and store it as chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. We can access that fuel directly when we eat plants, or indirectly when... click to read more