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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Timeless inner beauty…

This study of the fossilised stem of a royal fern in Lahar deposits from Korsaröd in Scania includes cellular details that are ‘exquisitely preserved’.

Tandem-repeat dynamics in a chromosomally variable plant group

The evolution of a novel satellite DNA, PaB6, in the chromosomally variable monocotyledonous genus Prospero.

Initial success of native grasses is contingent on multiple interactions among exotic grass competition, temporal priority, rainfall, and site effects

Throughout the western United States, native perennial grasses are being supplanted by aggressive non-native annuals.

Better together…

A study shows coral polyps actively generate micro-currents and eddies to promote nutrient inflow and exchange of materials using externally located cilia.

The path to understanding water movement in leaves is not straightforward

The path to understanding water movement in leaves is not straightforward.

Effect of light on anatomical and biochemical aspects of hybrid larch embryos

In larch embryos, light has a negative effect on protein accumulation, but a positive effect on phenol accumulation.

CO2 stimulation of photosynthesis in Liquidambar styraciflua is not sustained during a 12-year field experiment

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased by ~ 25% over the last 50 years. While more carbon dioxide can initially stimulate plant photosynthesis, in...

Growth responses of the mangrove Avicennia marina to salinity

Avicennia marina is an obligate halophyte, requiring saline conditions for development.

Phytomonas: Trypanosomatids Adapted to Plant Environments

Phytomonas parasites have now been isolated across the globe from members of 24 different plant families.

Host tree phenology affects vascular epiphytes at the physiological, demographic and community level

The processes that govern diverse tropical plant communities have rarely been studied in life-forms other than trees. Structurally dependent vascular epiphytes, a major part...

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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.

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,...