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Daily Archives: Oct 1, 2012

EpiTRAITS seeks to train PhDs and PostDocs with its Interdisciplinary Epigenetics Program

At a time when genome sequencing is the big thing, it might seem that genetics is the place to be. However a new frontier...

Climate warming shifts the timing of seed germination

Despite the considerable number of studies on the impacts of climate change on alpine plants, there have been few attempts to investigate its effect...

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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....