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Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Big Question: Feast or famine?

This video from the The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment makes a strong case why we're going to need more plant scientists. Lots more.

Leaf size and altitude

Leaf size is extremely variable among species and the reasons for this are still not fully understood. Milla & Reich analyse how leaf size reduction...

Charles Darwin and the Origins of Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology

I often quote the last paragraph of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species: "It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants...

Paying to read or paying for publication: what do you get?

  Why not simply post your manuscript on your own or your Institute's webserver, at minimal cost, fast and available to all? Following Annals of Botany's...

A Plant Science Journal – looking for a managing editor

A Plant Science Jounal is looking for a native English speaker to become Managing Editor - a terrific job for the right...

Effects of cotyledon damage on fitness in Medicago

Effects of cotyledon damage on fitness in <i>Medicago</i>Damage to cotyledons can have significant effects on subsequent plant growth and reproduction. Studying the annual species...

What I did on my day off

I visited Biddulph Grange Garden, a National Trust Property in Staffordshire. As visits go it wasn't a huge success. The sky was solid cloud...

Nuclear DNA amounts in 2221 angiosperm species

In the largest ever compilation of angiosperm DNA amounts, C-values for 2221 species from 152 original references (including 1860 species not previously collated), are...

Phylogeographic patterns of Epipactis lineages

Phylogeographic patterns of <i>Epipactis</i> lineagesEpipactis is a widespread orchid genus encompassing morphologically and genetically problematic aggregates of taxa, such as the E. helleborine species...

Seed persistence and germination traits

Seed persistence in the soil under field conditions is issue for the maintenance of local plant populations and the restoration of plant communities. Saatkamp...

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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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