China’s most important trees are hiding in plain sight — ScienceDaily

In ecosystems around the globe, the danger of being a common or widespread species is the tendency to be overlooked by conservation efforts that prioritize rarity. In forests, the most common species can be essential to ecosystem structure and function, which crumble with the decline of these pivotal trees, known collectively as foundation species. In […]

China’s most important trees are hiding in plain sight

IMAGE: Picture of treetops view more  Credit: provided by Harvard Forest In ecosystems around the globe, the danger of being a common or widespread species is the tendency to be overlooked by conservation efforts that prioritize rarity. In forests, the most common species can be essential to ecosystem structure and function, which crumble with the decline […]

China’s most important trees are hiding in plain sight

Picture of treetops Credit: Harvard Forest In ecosystems around the globe, the danger of being a common or widespread species is the tendency to be overlooked by conservation efforts that prioritize rarity. In forests, the most common species can be essential to ecosystem structure and function, which crumble with the decline of these pivotal trees, […]

Coronaviruses mimic immune proteins and hide in plain sight

New study finds coronaviruses are masters of mimicry, reproducing their host’s immune proteins to remain invisible and help promote infection. Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a VERO E6 cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (orange). Image credit: NIAID Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in nature, it also serves a practical […]