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Competitive conifers prefer an uneven canopy

LIDAR survey of forests in Borneo and Japan shows that in the canopy conifers and broadleaf trees are battling to extract the most energy from the sun.

Floral longevity and autonomous selfing in Collinsia

Under drought stress, cross-pollination early in floral lifespan of Collinsia reduces floral longevity, but excess soil moisture does not extend longevity.

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...