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Daily Archives: Feb 20, 2017

Peter Barlow, a true Renaissance man [14th August, 1942 – 26th January, 2017]

Recently, my good friend and long-time colleague Dr Peter Barlow passed away. Peter was one of the true ‘greats’ of botany and his contributions...

Phylogeny, biogeography and ecological niche modelling of Cardiocrinum

Revealing patterns of evolutionary assembly in the Sino-Japanese Floristic Region (SJFR), Yang et al. assess genetic structure and phylogenetic relationships, and reconstruct ancestral sites...

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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...
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