May 15, 2018

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  • Roots holding on to soil

    Roots create … rock

    The more I learn about roots, the more amazing they appear. Not only do they provide essential support for, and anchorage of, the aerial, above-ground, parts of the plant, they are the prime organs for abstracting water and a wide range of chemicals from the soil and transporting those throughout the plant. Furthermore, their ancient […] More

  • Visualization of a simulated cotton plot using the local-pool model

    A network of phytomers in cotton

    Within-plant spatial variability in the production and demand for assimilates may have major implications for the formation of fruits. Gu et al. propose an FSP model for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) based on local pools to quantify the variability of local carbohydrate availability within a plant. This model is plausible and simulates cotton performance effectively in […] More