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Plant resource-use strategies and phenotypic plasticity

Plant resource-use strategies and phenotypic plasticity In subalpine grasslands, where a large diversity of habitats can occur over short distances, differing resource-use strategies will...

Denim and Tweed on Genetic Drift

Jeremy Yoder writes about how Linanthus parryae turned out not to be the example of genetic drift that Sewall Wright was looking for. (link) ...

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New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

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....