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Plectocarpon lichenum: the parasite that makes itself comfortable when it moves into a lichen

What happens when an unwanted visitor infects a lichen? Plectocarpon lichenum makes it harder for its host to eject it.

The flower that never blooms

When a plant gives up photosynthesis, it can find that it's an advantage to give up a lot more too.

Cell growth and homeostasis are disrupted in Arabidopsis rns2-2 mutants

The salvage pathway that recycles rRNA is shown to be important in maintaining normal nucleoside levels and cellular homeostasis in plants.

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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...