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Daily Archives: Nov 15, 2016

Lichens now 50% bigger…

One of the biggest plant-related stories of recent times concerns one of the smallest entities and makes the point that you shouldn’t just look...

Asymmetric responses of the woody poplar taproot axis to bending stress

Mechanical bending stress can result in cell wall strengthening and increased wood formation across root axes together with an attendant asymmetrical accumulation of phytohormones....

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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,...