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Daily Archives: Jul 11, 2013

Watch wildfires and track ecological hotspots

A handy post at the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog mashing up NASA wildfire data with the distribution of wild rice to see which sites might...

Focus on transfer cells

A study finds that manipulation of transfer cells may provide new opportunities for improving crop yield.

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

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.