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Plant Records: The (Almost) Invisible Giant

Name: Tiama African Mahogany Scientific name: Entandrophragma excelsum Known for: Being freakishly good at hiding despite its size Record broken: Height There was a surprising article in Biodiversity...

AoBBlog, Spruced Up and Ready for 2017

As the year draws to a close, we have been working hard behind the scenes to make AoBBlog ready for 2017. The biggest changes have...

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.