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Phylogeny of chili peppers and wild relatives

Sweet and hot chili peppers and their wild relatives (Capsicum spp., Solanaceae) are native to the tropical and temperate Americas. Despite their worldwide importance,...

Relationship between soil nutrients and orchid mycorrhizal associations

Mycorrhizal associations are known to be influenced by soil nutrient availability but have been poorly studied in orchids. Mujica et al. studied two terrestrial...

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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....