Even though silica and lignin can provide comparable stiffness, they cannot be considered as structural equivalents due to contrasting hydrophobicity.
Islands contain some of the most remarkable yet imperiled plants anywhere on Earth. Despite remarkable ecological/morphological diversity, insular endemics often retain the ability to...
It's not just microbes that can live under extreme conditions. Some plants thrive in situations many other live forms simply could not tolerate.
This study answers one of the last remaining big questions in grass taxonomy while highlighting examples of convergent evolution in an ecologically important trait, the hygroscopic, twisted geniculate awn.
AoB PLANTS, the Open Access journal for environmental and evolutionary plant biology, is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief. Published through Oxford University Press, this...
An investigation on a tiny island reveals that microscopic fungi can dictate the destiny of giants, opening the possibility of mycorrhizal-driven speciation.