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Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

Increased CO2 could lengthen growing seasons, but will that be a big benefit?

The answer to this and other questions the public are asking are on the Reddit Science, Ask Me Anything thread.

Spotlight on macronutrients: Stressed-out sulphur…

The presence of sulfur in seagrasses and coral can indicate stresses caused by oxygen-poor areas of the ocean floor, and global warming.

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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...