New research sheds light on how plants sense their world


Plant behaviour is modulated by a special class of proteins on their cell walls that help them sense and adapt to their environment Jenna Finley and Sunitha Chari, Biology & Life Sciences co-editors Plants lack the five basic senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing that help animals interact with their environment. Yet they […]

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Climate change and the northward spread of infectious diseases

by Hannah Hoag and Kasra Hassani Medicine and Veterinary Science subject editors What emerging infectious disease are you most worried about? You may think that here in Canada we’re far from the threat of infectious diseases that originate in warm southern climes, but climate change could bring that threat into our backyard. Last month, at […]

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