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Zombie Plants: How Phytoplasma turns plants into the ‘budding dead’


“…Zombie Plants” I was listening to Prof. Saskia Hogenhout speak when a phrase she used took me by surprise. Did I hear that correctly? As if fictional zombie movies were not enough to give me…

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Let the clones run wild: vegetative propagation in our daily life


We all remember how at the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, the sinister motive behind producing the clones is revealed. How would you feel to know that clones are a part of…

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To Hug or Not to Hug: A Dog Person’s Dilemma


If you are a dog person, these flashy headlines plastered all over the internet recently must have caused you some serious anguish: “Your Dog Hates Hugs”, “Why dogs don’t like to be hugged”, “The Data…

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