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Staying alive in the high and dry

November 5, 2013

remote area near Utah's Bear Lake New research published this week from Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark of Utah State University, and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients they desperately need--even in the driest circumstances. Full Story

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