October 4, 2018

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    Night-time transpiration facilitates respiratory carbon dioxide release

    Night-time transpiration accounts for a considerable amount of water loss in crop plants, yet its biological function, regulation and response to salt stress are poorly understood. Even et al. present data on barley plants, exposed to different regimes of NaCl stress, that address these questions. Diurnal gravimetric transpiration analyses are combined with complementary analyses such […] More

  • Wild radish seedlings growing outdoors in late autumn
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    Synthetic auxin resistance in wild radish is still an enigma

    Guest author Danica Goggin finds wild radish is a problem weed in many agricultural regions. It is also very good at concealing its herbicide resistance strategies from inquisitive researchers. But with the introduction of synthetic auxin-resistant transgenic crops in North America, we need to keep chipping away at this plant’s shield of secrecy. More

  • Conifer forest of black spruce and Jack pine.
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    The relative weight of ontogeny, topology and climate in the architectural development of three North American conifers

    Knowledge of plant architecture allows for the retrospective study of plant development, and through modelling and simulation this development can be linked to environmental constraints and to predict responses to global change. In a recent study published in AoBP, Buissart et al. aimed to determine some of the main endogenous (ontogenic, topological) and exogenous (climate, […] More