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Cell expansion links leaf veins and stomata

In some woody plants, adjusting leaf size (via epidermal cell size) balances water supply (veins) with transpirational demand (stomata). However, it is unclear whether...

Twitter versus Facebook: January 2016

This year for our look back at the past twelve months, I'm going to compare what caught the imagination of our Twitter audience with...

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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.