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Daily Archives: Jul 22, 2013

The scientific origins of the Dictator/Sitcom Character game

There's a game where your computer will attempt to guess what dictator or sitcom character you're thinking of. It's based on a binary tree,...

News from Plant Biology 2013

Charis Cook reports from the Plant Biology 2013 conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

My, what big leaves you’ve got

The spatial-temporal patterns of stomatal conductance may represent an adaptation for avoiding local water stress.

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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.