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Daily Archives: Jun 20, 2014

The apple wasn’t trying to co-operate with Isaac Newton

Sclereids contribute to peduncle strength in apples, but are the most effective tissue in stiffening peduncles against bending.

This week in Annals of Botany – bumper plant science edition!

Holoparasitic Rafflesiaceae possess the most reduced endophytes and yet give rise to the world's largest flowers Species in the parasitic plant family Rafflesiaceae exhibit...

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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.