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Daily Archives: Nov 28, 2013

A new lotus effect..?

A new phenomenon that has been identified in the lotus - opening and closing of ‘central plate stomata’ regulates convective airflow within the lotus plant.

Surprisingly, even potatoes need conservation

It's odd that a plant so widely cultivated would need conservation efforts, but there's a lot more to the potato than you might think.

Find scientific papers the easy way

Not all scientific papers are easily accessed. If you want to blog about an AoB PLANTS paper, they're all Open Access and Annals of...

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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....