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Organellar phylogenomics of Sphagnum

Sphagnum (peatmoss) is rapidly developing as a model for ecological genomics research. Twenty or more species of Sphagnum often co-exist within peatlands and sort...

Alien plant invasions and native plant extinctions: a six-threshold framework

Currently there is debate around whether the outcome of alien plant invasions is the extinction of native plants. In a new study published in...

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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,...