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Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, have in collaboration with researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in England, demonstrated that certain Aloe species shrink, or more scientifically speaking—fold—their cell walls together.

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The identification of the native flora of Costa Rica now has a new ally thanks to an application that will permit users to identify and know the characteristics of the plants of the country.

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Researchers at the Center for Multiplication of Biocontrollers (Cemubio) of INTA (Argentina), developed a system with wasps the size of an ant that they ensure that it does not bite humans and feeds and parasitizes on larvae of different species of moths, such as those of carpocapsa (Cydia pomonella) and those of grafolita (Cydia molesta),

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An innovative project has just been launched at CIRAD to model cocoa agroforestry systems using artificial intelligence.

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A global map of tree microbial symbioses, produced by the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI), is front-page news in the 16 May issue of Nature . CIRAD, which is on the GFBI Steering Committee, helped coordinate the gathering and analysis of data on tropical forests.

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Plants play an important role for most indigenous communities in South America, and not merely as a source of food. They also provide the raw material for building materials, tools, medicine, and much more. The extinction of a plant species therefore also endangers the very foundation of these people's way of life.