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Breeding effects on development phases in durum wheat

Breeding effects on development phases in durum wheatDuring crop development, certain apical developmental phases are more critical than others in terms of generating final...

Algal cell walls and their diversity: a PhD position

Zoë Popper, an Annals of Botany Editor, has a funded  PhD position to characterise algal cell walls and make cell wall-directed monoclonal antibodies, using biochemical analysis...

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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....