Extremophile plants, a model for understanding adaptation to environmental stresses

Some plants, which we call “extremophiles”, tolerate or even appreciate very salty, very dry or very cold environments, where most plant species would not survive. For a long time, response mechanisms to environmental stresses have been studied using the common plant Arabidopsis thaliana (ladies’ cress), which belongs to the family of mustard, rapeseed or even […]

the mystery of an incredible pink lake solved!

Yurima Celdran Weather Spain Aujourd´hui 4 min Lake Hillier, on Middle Island, an island about 5.5 kilometers long in southern Australia. Barely 600 meters long and 200 meters wide, this small lake located on Middle Island, the largest island in the archipelago of La Recherche, south of Australia, is famous throughout the world. It is […]