School of Integrative Biology
The School of Integrative Biology studies how the different components of life interact, from molecules through global cycles.
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(2015-12-04)The epidermis is every plant's interface with the environment. This dynamic tissue serves as a protective barrier against biotic or abiotic threats and controls the plant's exchange of gas, water and nutrients. Epidermal ...
A monograph of the freshwater ascomycete family Annulatascaceae: a morphological and molecular study (2015-12-02)Freshwater fungi are important agents decomposing submerged dead plant material. Roughly ten percent of the known teleomorphic (sexually reproducing) freshwater ascomycetes have been referred to or included in the family ...
(2015-11-30)Bumble bee research has a rich history that spans more than three centuries. The distributions and the vibrant color patterns of nearly all species of bumble bees are well mapped and described. In addition, the natural ...
Facultative mutualism between the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Aspergillus flavus (2015-12-10)The navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), is an economic pest of considerable importance by virtue of its habit of attacking damaged or overripe tree nuts and fruits in Californian orchards. ...
Floral abundance and soil characteristics affect wild bee community structures and nesting dynamics in tallgrass prairies (2015-12-07)Tallgrass prairies have been reduced to less than 5% of their former range, yet provide essential habitats for many native plants and animals such as pollinators. Land managers work to preserve the biodiversity within these ...