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Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

Phytomining Future Found in the Philippines?

Say hello to Rinorea niccolifera, described in the open-access journal PhytoKeys. The leaves of the plant are special. Like a few other plants around...

Invasive species is adaptable not adapted

Impatiens glandulifera has invaded distinct habitats in Central Europe that show remarkable differences in shade, soil acidity and competition.

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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...