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Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

The Ambonese Herbal revisited

The Linnean Society of London and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science and the Society for the History of Natural History,...

Where have all the plants come from?

For many years it has been the considered view that land plants had evolved some 500 million years ago from stonewort-like algae, something like...

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.