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Plant design is affected by neighbourhood structure and light availability

Although neighbourhood structure and light availability are recognized as factors that limit survival and species coexistence, its relative importance on plant design is not...

Strengthening the taxonomic backbone of Thai orchid conservation

Pedersen et al. present analyses of morphometric and AFLP data from populations of Geodorum (Orchidaceae) – a study conducted in preparation of the Flora...

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How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.