|Long-haired microbes named after Canadian band Rush||
Three new species of microbe found in the guts of termites have been named after members of the Canadian prog-rock band Rush, owing to the microbes’ long hair and rhythmic wriggling under the microscope.
“A Spanish postdoc, Javier del Campo, asked me to...
|Seaweed Diversity on Calvert Island, British Columbia||
It is estimated that we have described only 10-20% of species diversity on Earth. In particular, floristic surveys using modern molecular techniques...
|Preventing autoimmunity in plants||
Article by Xin Li lab
Like animals, plants are constantly exposed to bacteria, viruses, and fungi that have the potential to cause diseases. To remain healthy plants possess a complex immune system which relies on immune receptors that are able to recognize...
|Biomechanical consequences of branching in flexible, wave-swept macroalgae||
Article by Samuel Starko and Patrick Martone
What physical factors influence the morphological variation of plants? How do different morphologies coexist, if they perform similar ecological roles? Marine, non-vascular plants (seaweeds) live in some of...