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Daily Archives: Oct 24, 2012

Botanist goes Gaga for ferns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1g8DASNrbE#! Botanists are getting competitive when it comes to naming plant species. Duke University has announced that a whole genus of ferns, with 19 known...

Minority cytotypes in fragrant orchids

Patterns of ploidy variation can provide useful insights into the evolutionary mechanisms that shape the dynamics of plant systems showing ploidy diversity. Trávníček 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....