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Tree rings stop cell division in plants

This week Nigel Chaffey finds he has a vision problem that needs more than a trip to the optician.

Population variation in germination strategies in an edaphic specialist

Endemic species in biodiversity hotspots are often dependent on edaphic conditions and germination strategies that allow them to persist under climatically variable conditions. Torres-Martinez...

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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...