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Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

Non-insect-eating insectivorous plant

Probably the one thing one could guess about an insectivorous plant is that it ‘eats’ insects. Take for example one of the most iconic...

Melatonin works with Hydrogen peroxide to induce lateral root formation

Melatonin appears to help create lateral roots, but how exactly does it do this? A team from China have been examining the connection with hydrogen peroxide.

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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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