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Daily Archives: Jul 19, 2013

A new survey suggests grim or non-existent future for iconic Baobab trees

Extinction Countdown on the Scientific American site discusses a new survey that shows one species of Baobab tree now has fewer than 100 known...

Hot one day, cold the next

The bioenergy grass Miscanthus × giganteus exhibits a superior tolerance to chilling shock compared with the other genotypes.

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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.
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