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Daily Archives: Aug 28, 2018

Plant defences can be overwhelmed by a snail’s sweet tooth

Building up toxic metals in the leaves won't deter snails from taking a nibble, if the leaf is sweet enough.

Some more summer (and autumn…) reading

News of two new journals. Although neither is strictly a botanical or plant science publication, they both cover plant science-relevant topics. First is The Cell...

Embolism resistance and dehydration tolerance in a perennial grass

More intense droughts under climate change threaten species resilience. Hydraulic strategies determine drought survival in woody species but are hardly explored in herbaceous species....

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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....