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Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

Stem uprighting in tree saplings

Tree saplings growing in a forest understorey undergo frequent changes in their light environment, to which they must adapt. Collet et al. analyse changes...

Secret to Saving Money is Biodiversity

Biodiversity could be the secret to creating a successful "green roof" according to new research published in the April issue of Annals of Botany....

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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....
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