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Daily Archives: Mar 17, 2015

Warning: Aposematism Alert!

Kazuo Yamazaki and Simcha Lev-Yadun suggest reflect that the production of white trichomes by some plants might mimic arthropod silk.

Evolution of genome size and chromosome numbers in Genlisea

Measurements of nuclear genome sizes from cultivated plant material for a comprehensive taxon sampling that includes nearly half of all species in Genlisea.

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Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

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...