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Monthly Archives: March, 2011

Traps of carnivorous pitcher plants as habitats (Review)

Traps of carnivorous pitcher plants as habitats A great diversity of organisms, ranging from bacteria to vertebrates, survive and propagate in the otherwise deadly...

The New Face of Science in the World

I remember sometime ago when I opened a journal to read a scientific paper, most papers were authored by two or three people from...

Information overload and links: blogs, social networks and scholarly journals

  Next week, a virtual conference is addressing some very pertinent questions of universal relevance to science. In fact, CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for...

The Rhizosphere of wild barley across Evolution Canyon

Bacteria and other microorganisms contribute greatly to the Earth's biomass as they form the bottom of the food chain and orchestrate the cycling of...

Cadmium and hypodermal periderm formation in roots

Cadmium and hypodermal periderm formation in rootsPeriderm as a result of secondary meristem activity is not usually formed in monocot species. Lux et al. ...

Open Access in Annals of Botany – low costs allowing more pages

The information here is no longer current at 1/1/2019. Annals of Botany offers Open Access with competitive Article Processing Charges (APCs) given in our...

C4 photosynthesis in genus Cleome

C4 photosynthesis in genus CleomeThe genus Cleome (Cleomaceae) includes more than 200 species including one, C. gynandra, that is known to be C4 and...

Root mechanics and chemistry in Abies

Root mechanics and chemistry in AbiesThe mobile carbon supply to different compartments of a tree is affected by climate but its impact on cell-wall...

Cone age and longevity of Banksia seeds

Cone age and longevity of Banksia seedsSerotiny, where seeds are retained in the canopy for prolonged periods, is common in the genus Banksia and...

Life Ascending by Nick Lane

There's a tendency to look back to at earlier times as some sort of golden age. Even scientists to this despite the fact that...

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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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