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Daily Archives: Jul 16, 2010

The Great Escape at Kew

Kew Gardens has found one of their plants is making a bid for freedom (archive).

It’s an ill wind …?

Wood (aka ‘the really hard stuff inside trees’) is as ancient a building material and engineering solution as they come, but new uses are...

Spring temperatures affect season-long growth in grapevine

Plant growth is commonly understood to be determined by current temperature. Using a free-air cooling and heating system in the field, Keller and Tarara...

Unification of Pennisetum, Cenchrus and Odontelytrum

Unification of Pennisetum, Cenchrus and OdontelytrumBased on a plastid, morphological and nuclear phylogeny, Chemisquy et al. (pp. 107–130) show that the genera Pennisetum, Cenchrus...

Spikelet seed position-dependent effects on life history

The cold desert annual grass Eremopyrum distans exhibits position-dependent effects of seeds in the spikelet. Wang et al. (pp. 95–105) find that seeds from...

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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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