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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

AoB Blog 2014 Review

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed 78,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the...

Carnivora Gardinum

Carnivora Gardinum from chris field on Vimeo. A nice time-lapse video of carnivorous plants by Chris Field.

Enhancing the acid-soil tolerance of durum wheat

A fragment of the 4D chromosome containing TaALMT1, introgressed into an elite durum cultivar, shows that the fragment enhances root growth in acid soil.

Where did your cells come from?

Where did your complex cells come from? A new model literally turns an old theory inside out.

Ethics and “Such studies taking these factors into account may eventually lead to our better, comprehensive understanding of the association between the”

"Such studies taking these factors into account may eventually lead to our better, comprehensive understanding of the association between the" is a phrase that features...

Making water lily flowers and tomatoes – this week in Annals of Botany

Making water lily flowers and tomatoes - this week in Annals of Botany.

Evolution shaped the internal beauty of plants

As plants embraced the terrestrial lifestyle, they underwent a range of adaptations to increase their size and stature as well as to facilitate transport...

More to tree rings than meets the eye

Tree rings record past environmental conditions, as well as the tree's physiological response to those conditions. Although ring widths are easily measured indicators of...

Pteris – the most diverse ferns

The inferred biogeographic history highlights long-distance dispersal as a major process shaping the worldwide distribution of the genus Pteris.

Stem extension and mechanical stability in Xanthium

Tissue stiffness and strength play crucial roles in maintaining stability in herbaceous species that lack the capacity for secondary growth.

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...
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