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False paracarpy in Seemannaralia (Araliaceae)

Seemannaralia (Araliaceae) Seemannaralia (Araliaceae) has bilocular ovaries whereas its fruits are unilocular, formed by two adjacent carpels. Oskolski et al. (pp. 29–36) find that...

Reproductive inter-dependence between a bee and a distylic shrub

Cordia leucocephalaOligolectic bees and host-plants frequently depend on each other to rear offspring and to set fruit, respectively. Milet-Pinheiro and Schlindwein (pp. 17–27) investigate...

Assembly and repair of photosystem II (Invited Review)

Considerable attention has been focused on how photosystem II (PSII) is assembled in vivo and how it is repaired following irreversible damage by visible...

Plants combat plants

Question: when is a cannon not a cannon? Answer: when it's a ‘high-pressure long-range deodorant spray’(!). For such is the description of the cannons...

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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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