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Daily Archives: Oct 7, 2013

An update on grass-free lawns

We blogged earlier this year about Lionel Smith's project developing grass-free lawns. He's uploaded a long video revisiting one of his lawns a couple...

Invasive Mimosa does not share symbionts with native relatives

The legume genus Mimosa comprises approx. 500 species, most of which are native to the New World, with Brazil being the main centre of...

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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....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...
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