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Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
... The solution may be in the planting of thestately poplar
tree. The use of these fast growing, deciduousplan...firm, Geraghty and MillerInc. Recent data indicate poplar
trees can remediate a contaminatedwater area due to their ability to draw the polluted groundwaterto...
Purdue Golf Course Serves Double Duty As Research Lab
...een ash, pin oak, sugar maple, sweetgum and tulip poplar
trees on the new golf course to study which planting methods may reduce transplant shock of new trees. "We're trying 11 different treatments, plus a control," McKenzie says. "We're looking at mulching, adding various amendments to the planti...
Purdue researchers clean up petroleum spills with plants
...d, the Purdue researchers have planted grasses and poplar
trees on one part of the site to hasten the degradation of the soil pollutants. The EPA is treating other parts of the site by composting soil, land farming (adding nutrients to soil with tillage), or letting natural processes work to degrade the con...
First-ever complete plant genome sequence is announced
...p into a flower. By inserting a certain gene into poplar
shoots, scientists have shortened that tree's flowering time from six years to only six months. To help researchers capitalize on the genome sequence, NSF has begun a "2010 Project" to determine the function of 25,000 Arabidopsis genes over the next...
Purdue leads center using pollution-busting plants, microbes
...near Bedford, Banks and Schwab planted grasses and poplar
trees on one part of the property to hasten the degradation of soil pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The gunky, tar-like substance was left behind after decades of manufacturing natural gas from coal. "The roots of the poplars gro...
DOE begins international effort to sequence tree genome
... the Populus genome. Trees like cottonwood, hybrid poplar
and aspen have long been used as model organisms i...sts have indicated via the Web that they believe a poplar
genome sequencing effort should be a top priority of forest research. Already, cottonwoods, hybrid p...
Wood adhesive is good, but could be better
...posites -- from fast growing trees such as pine or poplar
-- fill the need for wood as an affordable, versatile construction material. The adhesive, which can impart durability and strength, is critical to the usefulness of wood composites. Virginia Tech researchers are examining the variabilities of polyme...
Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2002
...hift from traditional crops to switchgrass, hybrid poplar
and willow could offset projected 2020 Persian Gulf oil imports used for gasoline with only limited impacts on food production. [Contact: Marie Walsh]...
Doubt cast on theory of tropical forest diversity
... five tree species -- red maple, birch, ash, tulip poplar
and oak -- as they progressed through germination to older seedlings. The scientists confirmed that the mortality at each stage depended on how many adult trees of that species were clustered nearby -- demonstrating that density-dependent mortality w...
UC Berkeley, Joint Genome Institute target chloroplasts for clues to green plant evolution
...mily and rice - and JGI is at work on a third, the poplar
tree. "Data from the already sequenced genomes have not yet been analyzed comparatively," said Mishler, who specializes in the study of mosses and other bryophytes. "Only about 15 green plant chloroplast genomes have been sequenced, and even fewer mi...
Scientists 'beef up' plant-dwelling bacteria to boost phytoremediation
...id. The next step will be to test the technique in poplar
and willow trees, deep-rooting species already use...d 150 bacterial species that live as endophytes in poplar
and are beginning experiments to see which will be most amenable to gene transfer. The bacteria cont...
Is that plant a tortoise or a hare? Answer predicts its response to environmental change
...ower-growing "tortoise" pine trees. "It's because poplar
trees exchanges gases faster than pine," said Reich. "Therefore, poplar
takes in more ozone than pine. Soybeans, wheat and other crops are bred to grow fast, and they tend ...
Domesticated tree crops may be the 'future of forestry'
...as demonstrated a way to rapidly identify genes in poplar
trees and determine their function. "Our goal in gene discovery is to domesticate trees, just like we have domesticated corn over the past 5,000 years," he said. "If we can produce trees for specific purposes, like making furniture or plywood, and in...
Genetic map of important tree genes outlined
...t in the world with respect to molecular genetics, poplar
is the most commonly studied tree, Strauss said. Trees, which are among the most ancient of plant life forms, also have a very complex genetic makeup that so far has resisted many of the traditional genetic research techniques that are used with othe...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...," said Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. "The poplar
genome sequence will provide researchers with a cr...sts will produce using the genetic sequence of the poplar
in the future." "Forest genomics is rapidly shaping how we do sustainable, intensive forestry," said...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...nome, that of the poplar. Gaining knowledge of the poplar
DNA is an important step in the research into 'tre...or to make them easier to process into paper. The poplar
as model organism One can hardly overstate the importance of trees as providers of clean air and en...