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Race against time -- The arduous journey of fig wasps

Some details of the reproductive journey of a fig wasp, to find a suitable tree and lay eggs while simultaneously pollinate it in the process are known. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, fill in the gaps in our knowledge about this fascinating journey.

Race against time -- The arduous journey of fig wasps

Some details of the reproductive journey of a fig wasp, to find a suitable tree and lay eggs while simultaneously pollinate it in the process are known. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, fill in the gaps in our knowledge about this fascinating journey.

Sniffing out weeds, the termite way

Termites are known to be efficient farmers who farm a kind of fungus in their colonies to digest the wood that they feed. Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore and École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, explore whether the termites prefer a certain species of fungus and if they can identify weed fungi and remove them.

Research sheds light on how dry land ecosystems change

Are grasslands and deserts wastelands? How are these ecosystems affected by change in land use due to humans? In a recent study, researchers  study these complex ecosystems to understand crucial transition points for the system, after which it cannot revert back to its original state.

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