Life Sciences - Aug 16
Life Sciences
The struggle for iron determines the fate of maize and insect pest: Maize plants release secondary metabolites into the soil that bind to iron and thereby facilitate its uptake by the plant. The Western corn rootworm, the economically most important maize pest worldwide, is attracted by these complexes, extracts the bound iron from the maize plant and uses it for its own nutrition.
Environment - Aug 16
Environment

Fluoride occurs naturally in groundwater. In small amounts, this is usually not a problem, but in India the concentration in many places exceeds the threshold at which is starts to present a health hazard.

Environment - Aug 15
Environment

Marine heatwaves can irreversibly damage ecosystems and, therefore, also present a threat to fishing.

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