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The saplings go their own way: New explanation for dominance of generalists among tropical trees

The saplings go their own way: New explanation for dominance of generalists among tropical trees

A diverse, lowland tropical forest in the Panama Canal. On Barro Colorado Island this rain forest hosts more than 300 tree and shrub species. Credit: Stephan Getzin, UFZ In tropical rainforests, most young trees grow spatially independent from their parent trees. This means that it is not possible to predict where seedlings will take root, […]

Mutanti la Fukushima

Mutanti la Fukushima

  Oamenii de stiinta au descoperit primele plante si animale mutante in zona centralei nucleare Fukushima 1 din Japonia, avariata acum trei ani. In orezul care creste pe teritoriul afectat de radiatii s-au activat gene latente pina acum. La fluturii Pseudozizeeria maha, raspinditi peste tot in Japonia, s-a observat reducerea dimensiunilor si tot mai multe […]