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Resistance but not tolerance to herbivory is stronger in a saltmarsh shrub from lower latitudes

A new study by Kazik and Steve published in Ecography contributes to the biogeography of plant antiherbivore strategies.

By applying a combination of field surveys and lab experiments we tested a prediction that resistance and tolerance to herbivory increase from high to low lattitudes in a salt marsh shrub… 130 more words

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Avian eyes are in a state of disordered hyperuniformity

A great example of the merging of biology and physics as research disciplines.

Researchers from Princeton University and Washington University in St. Louis report that the unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken’s eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as “disordered hyperuniformity,” which has been shown to have unique physical properties. 73 more words

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