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Photosynthesis in midrib and interveinal lamina

Except in C4 plants, photosynthetic activity is attributed mainly to leaf mesophyll cells, and photosynthesis in veins of C3 and CAM (Crassulacean acid metabolism)...

On recent events

We have tended to keep to botany here, or at least things directly relevant to botanical researchers. I’ll admit this might come as a...

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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,...

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....