HPW Retrospectacle 2018 – September

From Trees That “Bleed” Metals To Visualizing Danger Signals In Plants. There was lots of unusual plant science news last September, from trees that apparently accumulate certain heavy metals, such as nickel, to plants that glow in the dark when wounded. Added to these September 2018 stories are reports ranging…

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Can Plants Be Used To Clean Up Soils Contaminated By Crude Oil?

Sadly, A Timely Topic You’ve likely heard about microbes with the ability to “eat” crude oil (a.k.a., petroleum). That is, some bacteria have the ability to metabolize most of the the organic compounds present in petroleum. (For excellent scientific coverage of the oil spill see “The Science of the Oil…

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