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Daily Archives: Oct 21, 2012

Cytogeography and allozyme variation of Lysimachia in Taiwan

Karyotypic and genetic variations can provide unique insights into how historical, ecological and cytogenetic factors influence microevolution. Kono et al. study a coastal herb, Lysimachia...

Improved method for estimating pollen DNA content

Kron and Husband describe a simple method for extracting pollen nuclei for measuring DNA content with flow cytometry, involving the bursting of pollen through...

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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.