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Daily Archives: Jul 29, 2010

Are perennial grains the answer?

Thomas' Plant-Related Blog comments on the possibility that perennial grains could produce crops in harsh climates, based on recent research published in Science.

The waste of what we do?

Many of us involved in plant sciences are looking at ways to improve crop productivity by 5%, 7% or maybe even 10%. Although not...

Amazon to launch a new e-reader / web browser

Amazon have announced the latest iteration of their Kindle e-reader, which will cost £109 ($139) for a WiFi only model or £149 ($189) for...

Oxygen transport via aerenchyma in soybean

When in flooded soil, soybean, Glycine max, produces aerenchyma and hypertrophic stem lenticels. Shimamura et al. (pp. 277–284) investigate the oxygen dynamics in these...

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Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.

How does variation in traits of Tunisian oak seeds affect survival?

Oaks are the dominant species of tree in many Mediterranean forests. However, the climate of the Mediterranean basin is predicted to change...

How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

Making a realistic plant in a computer model is possible, but is it necessary. All the computations generating the plant slow down...

Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.
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