Hexbyte Glen Cove The puzzle of nonhost resistance: why do pathogens harm some plants but not others? thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove The puzzle of nonhost resistance: why do pathogens harm some plants but not others?

People have puzzled for years why pathogen Phytophthora infestens causes the devastating late blight disease, source of the Irish Potato famine, on potatoes, but has no effect at all on plants like apple or cucumber. How are apple trees and cucumber plants able to completely shake off this devastating pathogen? Agricultural scientists have wondered...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Editorial: SoCal is losing its fight against smog. Things have to turn around in 2021

by The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain For a brief moment this year, Southern Californians got a glimpse of what clean air could look and feel like. During the first COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in the spring, the dramatic drop in vehicle pollution combined...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Scientists turn toxic pesticide into treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles are an important class of heterocyclic compounds. They are used as pesticides and fungicides. However, these substances could be toxic to humans and cause mutations. As they are not frequently used, there is little data about them in the medicinal chemistry literature. However, it has been suggested recently that...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Ripples in space-time could provide clues to missing components of the universe

An illustration of waves blending and creating a distinct new signature. Credit: Ezquiaga and Zumalácarregui There's something a little off about our theory of the universe. Almost everything fits, but there's a fly in the cosmic ointment, a particle of sand in the infinite sandwich. Some scientists think the culprit might be gravity—and that subtle...

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