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Monthly Archives: September, 2018

Karyotype structure and evolution in Brachypodium annuals

The Brachypodium (Poacea) genus is a useful model system for studying grass genome organisation. Its key representative B. distachyon is well characterised at the...

To find true botanical art, go … North!

Marianne North: the Kew Collection by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2018. Kew Publishing. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are rightly famed for their living...

Phenotypic plasticity in response to temperature fluctuations is genetically variable in Arabidopsis thaliana

Climate change will not only mean warmer temperatures but also stronger temperature fluctuations. Phenotypic plasticity could help plants to deal with negative effects of...

Positive and negative interactions on a dioecious grass species performance

Dioecious plants are of particular concern in view of global environmental changes because reproductive females are more sensitive to abiotic stresses, thus compromising population...

Shoot-based model and laser scanner data to study crown development

Functional–structural plant models (FSPMs) allow simulation of tree crown development as the sum of modular (e.g. shoot-level) responses triggered by the local environmental conditions....

Source, Sink, or Both?

There were many great articles concerning cross-disciplinary research at the interface between plant biology, mathematics and computer science before the launch in silico Plants (isP). We are excited for isP to be home to these types of articles in the future.

Limited seed and pollen gene dispersal in Taxus baccata

Dispersal is crucial due to its direct impact on dynamics of a species’ distribution as well as having a role in shaping adaptive potential...

A software package to simulate daily field crop canopy photosynthesis

How can we improve crops in the future? One method would be to improve the photosynthesis process in crops, to increase productivity from the...

A new methodology to simplify the recalibration of FSP models

Functional–structural plant models (FSPM) define the interactions between the plants and their environment at organ to plant scale. However, the high level of description...

Variability of interstitial telomeric-like repeats in Mediterranean weedy species

A telomere is the region of DNA that marks the end of a chromosome. The protect the ends of the chromosome, and stop one...

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

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.