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Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

Is fear the best way to persuade someone?

Applied Mythology tackles the facts behind net necrosis in fast food fries.

Programmed cell death in kiwifruit, plant cell wall integrity and enhancement of crop photosynthesis – This Week in Annals of Botany

Programmed cell death in kiwifruit stigmatic arms and its relationship to the effective pollination period and the progamic phase Kiwifruit is a crop with a...

Speciation pattern and gene flow between three spruce species

The evolutionary relationships of present-day species are the result of genetic drift due geographical isolation, gene flow and mutations. Zou et al. use population...

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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...