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Daily Archives: Feb 9, 2017

Darwin Day is coming and you can be part of it

Anyone can celebrate Darwin Day and promote science, without even leaving the house.

Stable climate characterises hotspots of grass endemism

Glacial-interglacial climate cycles have far-reaching consequences for ecosystems and it is widely recognised that regions with a history of unstable climates have few endemic...

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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...