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Q: What do plant fertilization, diurnal rhythms and hybrid vigour all have in common?

A: They are all connected by Epigenetics. Presenting the first Annals of Botany Special Seminar* at the Plant Sciences Department at Oxford University on March...

What happens now to agriculture in Japan?

There's an interesting post on Alex Tiller's Blog on Agriculture and Farming that I missed earlier. Alex asks Will Agriculture in Japan Survive? It's a...

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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.