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Saving a Maize Landrace from Inbreeding Depression

After planting the 10 seeds, manually cross-pollinate the plants with each other to ensure that (1) there's no self pollination, (2) every seed contributes equally to the gene pool, and (3) no foreign ...
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Caudex vs Xylopodium difference

The New York Botanic Garden gives the definition of xylopodium as: An underground, woody, storage organ derived from stems or roots and common in cerrado vegetation. And the definition of caudex as: ...
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Conifer with red fruit

The basic appearance is consistent with the family Taxaceae, commonly known as the Yew family. Primary indicators are the relatively distinctive shape and color of the arils (the red fleshy bits ...
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Conifer with red fruit

From what I've seen here, in Europa, this definitely looks like some kind of Taxus_baccata (Taxaceae family). It most probably is a Taxus canadensis in Ontario. Also know as (local names): Canada yew, ...
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What biological specimen is this? Seed? Excrement? Fungal form?

These could be anthers from your oak tree—they look about the right size and shape. Oaks produce separate male and female flowers. The female flowers become acorns. The male flowers are produced in a ...
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Are fairy rings documented as a growth pattern in ferns?

As this was the only result I could find about Onoclea sensibilis fern ring I wanted to add a reference to a wild fern ring I found of the species. This was found in the fall, 2022, in WV during a ...
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Are there any plants that parasitize on animals?

Yes Acrochaetium spiculiphilum is an marine endozoic parasite on sponges. It is a Biliphyte algae and thus a plant. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-marine-biological-association-...
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