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Aquatic adventitious roots of alligator weed and capacity for oxygen absorption

The formation of aquatic adventitious roots is a common response of terrestrial plants to flooding. Previous research has found that aquatic adventitious roots on...

Phaidon’s plethora of printed plant pulchritude

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon editors, 2016. Phaidon From the first sight of Plant: Exploring the Botanical World ’s cover – which is...

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modelling. State of the Art Advances in Plant Modelling; Simulation, Visualization and Applications

Plant architecture, the three-dimensional organisation of the plant in space, can be regarded as a concept central to plant growth and development. The architecture...

Asymmetrical root development as a reaction to abiotic stresses

Roots can develop resilience and protective barriers to drought and cadmium-induced (Cd) stress. Líška et al. study the ways in which the vascular tissues...

What do YOU think is the best of botanical blogging?

Every so often someone will complain that social media in science is a waste of time, and that there's no scientific benefit to blogging....

Seedling root traits correlate with yield in Brassica napus

Aiming to discover an optimum, cost-effective technique which can be applied to the selection of root traits for crop improvement, Thomas et al. screen...

Effectiveness of cuticular transpiration barriers in a desert plant at controlling water loss at high temperatures

Maintaining the integrity of the cuticular transpiration barrier even at elevated temperatures is of vital importance for hot-desert plants. In a new study published...

Ethylene affects cell wall remobilisation

Seeking to uncover the effects of ethylene on the metabolic process and pectin remobilising capacity of rice (Oryza sativa) that is grown in phosphorus...

What colour is Greenland?

The changing colour of Greenland could have consequences for the rest of the planet.

Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase activation by reversible phosphorylation in white lupin cluster roots

Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) is a tightly regulated enzyme that controls carbohydrate partitioning to organic acid anions (malate, citrate) that are excreted in copious amounts...

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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...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

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.