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Daily Archives: Nov 12, 2016

A visit to the plant museum…

Botanicum by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis, 2016, Standard Edition.* Big Picture Press. Botanicum is big. Really big. At 38 cm tall and 28 cm...

Root-mediated transmission of systemic acquired resistance

Plants modulate their defence signalling networks in response to various biotic stresses via inter-organ communication. Song et al. evaluate the root-mediated transmission of systemic...

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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....

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...
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