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When is it your time to bloom? For a plant, it’s HISTONE DEACETYLASE 19 and FD that decides

A shoot shouldn't become a flower too early, but needs some control over when the process happens. A paper in JXB finds the genes responsible.

Stinging plants share needle designs

It's not just nettles that sting. Plants discovered how to defend themselves multiple times, but whatever building blocks they use, they all share a similar design in needles.

Fueling the fire – how is stem growth respiration linked to stem growth?

Understanding how forests grow and how they metabolize carbon is crucial to ecosystem carbon flux, feedbacks between vegetation and climate, and the forestry. However,...

Ethylene modulates root cortical senescence in barley

Root cortical senescence (RCS) is a poorly understood phenomenon with implications for adaptation to edaphic stress. Schneider et al. demonstrate that ethylene modulates RCS.

What drives the big changes in evolution, biological interactions or geography?

How did life get so diverse ?in silico modelling of evolution suggests there's not one specific cause, but a complex interaction including diversity interacting with itself.

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.