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Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

This video from a recent Science Friday finds a cucumber doing something truly bizarre. What happens when you grab a coiled cucumber tendril and...

Phylogeny and evolution of European orchids

A wealth of information on evolution and pollination of Mediterranean orchids (mostly tribe Orchideae) has been generated in the last two decades. Inda et...

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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....