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Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Brooklyn’s Secret Farm

Luis Marmol finds you can farm on a rooftop in New York. It sounds like New York Botanical Gardens are taking urban agriculture to...

Plant reproduction in the Central Amazonian floodplains

The Amazon is the greatest river system on the planet. Twenty per cent of the world's freshwater enters the oceans through the river basin....

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Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...

Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...
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