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How Wood Is Made

  Arboreal Artistry: The Amazing Talents of Wood Forming CellsĀ  By Margaret Helder As the major component of trees, wood seems useful and even beautiful in finished products, but scarcely biologically dramatic. Yet recent research on the development of wood portrays an elaborate ballet which proceeds inside young developing xylem cells. This performance culminates in […]

Plants Use Elaborate Email System

If email is a system for delivering two-way coded messages across a distance, plants had it long before humans thought of it.

Wonderful Lives

Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.
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