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Daily Archives: Feb 28, 2017

Latin name or scientific name, where do you stand?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet", said Shakespeare - who clearly hadn't met any botanists.

100-million-year-old conifer tissues in Cretaceous amber

Terrestrial plant remains in fossilised tree resin are relatively common. However, histology and preservation of plants entombed in Cretaceous ambers remain poorly known. In...

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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...