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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Phylogeography of a coastal tree species

Phylogeographic analysis of Eucalyptus gomphocephala (tuart), a tree species restricted to a 400 × 10-km band of coastal sand-plain in south-west Australia.

Seeking Part-time Social Media Editor for AoB PLANTS

AoB PLANTS, the premier open-access journal for plant sciences, is seeking a part-time social media editor to develop features for our website and to...

Poplar saplings exposed to recurring temperature shifts of different amplitude exhibit differences in leaf gas exchange and growth despite equal mean temperature

Most investigations of plant responses to changes in temperature have focused on a constant increase in temperature. However, changes in fluctuation in temperature, even...

Genetic diversity and mating system of autopolyploid Vicia

Polyploids may be better colonizers because they possess higher genetic diversity, and thus the ability to adapt to changing conditions.

Spotlight on macronutrients: Touchy-feely calcium…

Calcium (Ca) acts – amongst other things! – as a so-called ‘second messenger’, and participates in many processes of plant growth and development.

Shoot development in alfalfa plants competing for light

Developmental processes control plant and crop leaf area expansion in alfalfa and differ in their response to light competition intensity.

Why small seeds require light to germinate

The influence of light on germination was much stronger in smaller than in larger seeds.

Leafsnap: An Electronic Field Guide

Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and...

An underground tale: contribution of microbial activity to plant iron acquisition

This review focuses on the possible mechanisms underlying the promotion of plant Fe acquisition by soil micro-organisms.

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

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.