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Daily Archives: Nov 21, 2016

The temporal dynamics of xylem refilling and recovery from embolism in intact maize leaves

A direct observation of embolism repair in intact plants is essential in order to understand the mechanisms that regulate water transport in plants. Ryu...

Intra-species ecological divergence in irises

Speciation is often described as a continuum, from minor divergence of populations to complete reproductive isolation between species. Within-species population divergence can shed light...

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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,...

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....