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An overview on reproductive isolation in Oryza sativa complex

Reproductive isolation is generally regarded as the essence of the speciation process. The evolution of reproductive isolation allows differentiation and permits local adaptations to...

Sex and the flower – developmental aspects of sex chromosome evolution

Separate sexes and sex chromosomes evolved independently many times in plants. As well as the XY system humans have, some plants have a ZW...

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Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

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

How does variation in traits of Tunisian oak seeds affect survival?

Oaks are the dominant species of tree in many Mediterranean forests. However, the climate of the Mediterranean basin is predicted to change...

How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

Making a realistic plant in a computer model is possible, but is it necessary. All the computations generating the plant slow down...

Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.