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Origins of domesticated pearl millet identified in the western Sahara

A long disagreement over the origins of millet farming in Africa may have been solved by combining genetics with archaeological evidence.

Taking Glycine to the max!

The Story of Soy by Christine du Bois 2018. Reaktion Books Ltd. Before encountering Christine du Bois’ book, The Story of Soy, I had little...

Seeking stable traits to characterize the root system architecture

The shape of the root system creates a lot of the context for plants to interact with a source of nutrients, water and pathogens....

Cells can use miRNAs to as a signal for their position within a plant.

Plants use miRNAs to pass signals between cells. But cells can't just let anything in or out, so how do miRNAs get around?

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New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

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....