November 2, 2016

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    Trade-off among different anti-herbivore defence strategies along altitudinal gradient

    The type and intensity of plant–herbivore interactions are likely to be changed under climate change as a consequence of differential dispersal rates of plants and their herbivores. In a new study published in AoB PLANTS, Dostálek et al. found that Salvia nubicola distributed along a broad altitudinal gradient developed a range of defence strategies against […] More

  • Root depth distribution (g root dry weight by depth) (± s.e.m.) at harvest 4 (237 days after sowing)

    The effect of hybridisation on root depth distribution of white clover

    Although white clover (Trifolium repens) is a major temperate legume, its production is limited by low soil moisture. Using 1m deep sand culture, Nichols et al. examined the effect of hybridisation with the wild relative T. uniflorum on rooting depth and root depth distribution. They found that hybridisation affected various root characteristics, most likely reflecting […] More