Tag: "terra" at biology news
2002 ESA award winners
...nd distribution of tree species in upper Amazonian terra
firme forests." Investigating the trees in the Amazonian forests, the group showed how trees in rainforests are not individually dominant, as some researchers first suggested, but live in an oligarchy, where a few trees dominate in clumps. These re...
The prehistory of neotropical lowland forests
...ulture. The localized dark fertile soils known as terra
preta are anomalous among the generally infertile soils of the Amazon Basin. Rich in potsherds and other archeological remains indicating generation by past human occupations, the practices that created them have been unknown. Eduardo Neves reported...
New technique gives scientists clearest picture yet of all the genes of an animal
... are long stretches of the chromosomes that remain terra
incognita that may contain genes yet to be discovered." In their study, Vidal and his colleagues checked the accuracy of the map of the C. elegans genome using a technique of their own design. (Conventional techniques tend to miss less-active genes...