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Why the sagebrush grows: Scientists explore arid plant survival
November 4, 2013
Utah State University ecologist John Stark, along with colleagues, is another step closer to understanding a natural phenomenon that enables desert plants to access water and nutrients they desperately need--even in the driest circumstances.
Utah State University
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