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Size-dependent changes in wood chemical traits: a comparison of neotropical saplings and large trees

We have a fundamental and applied understanding of how differences in the wood chemistry of trees affects the durability of wood products.  By...

Molecular analyses help resolve the evolution of Platanus

Recent research on the history of Platanus has shown that complex hybridization phenomena occurred in the central American species, and its evolutionary history remains...

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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....