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Alpine Grassland Productivity Not Sensitive to Climate Warming on Third Pole

In 2011, HE Jinsheng's research team at the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with scientists from Peking University, established a warming-by-precipitation manipulativ...

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Climate warming destabilize Tibetan Alpine Grasslands

“Our results suggest that under a warmer climate, the ecosystem would provide less forage production in drought years, and more biomass production in wet years – which is undesirable,” said Jin-Sheng He, a professo...

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The alternative splicing of EAM8 contributes to early flowering and short-season adaptation in a landrace barley from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Six-rowed hull-less barley (Hordeum vulgare var. nudum), referred to by Tibetan language speakers in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) as nai, is a staple crop grown over an extensive area in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plate...

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A Worldwide Monograph of Swertia and Its Allies has been published

The book has been published by Science Press recently. The famous Gentianaceae taxonomists, Ho Ting-nong and Liu Shang-wu of Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, CAS, edited this monograph.

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Maternal density-induced reproduction suppression impairs offspring capacity in response to immediate environment in root voles Microtus oeconomus

The authors found that intrinsic state alterations induced by maternal stress impair offspring capacity in response to immediate environment, and these alterations are likely mediated by maternal stress system.

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