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Growing plastic plants (it’s not what you think)

How do you grow more rice? By changing the way it photosynthesises.

SCIENCE your desktop with new wallpapers

Lifehacker has a selection of science-themed desktop wallpapers for your computer today, including a good one of the Tree of Life.

Growing up or growing out? How soil pH and light affect seedling growth of a relictual rainforest tree

Seedling growth rates can have important long-term effects on forest dynamics. Environmental variables such as light availability and edaphic factors can exert a strong...

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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....

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...