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Thinking outside the plant: Plant science with impact

‘What is a plant?’ I imagine that none of the four speakers at the Society for Experimental Biology’s (SEB) ‘Science with Impact’ session had...

Root elongation growth and lunisolar tidal acceleration

Correlative evidence suggests a relationship between the lunisolar tidal acceleration and the elongation rate of Arabidopsis thaliana roots grown under conditions of constant low...

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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....