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Daily Archives: Nov 18, 2013

Hitting the right target: taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions

Taxonomic resources are essential for the effective management of invasive plants because biosecurity strategies, legislation dealing with invasive species, quarantine, weed surveillance and monitoring...

Floral elaiophore structure in the Gomesa and Oncidium clades

Recent molecular approaches have resulted in the re-circumscription of Gomesa and Oncidium (Orchidaceae; Oncidiinae), together with their respective clades. Stpiczyńska et al. compare the...

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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.

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,...