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Algal research that has its ups and downs…

Every so often you chance upon a scientific study that makes you think “What? That’s new or worthy of study (and publication…)?” I had...

Where does scent go when attraction doesn’t matter?

Scent matters. If you're a flowering plant, scent is an important tool for attracting pollinators. It's no surprise that botanists see it as a...

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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.