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On the origin of orphan hybrids between Aquilegia formosa and Aquilegia flavescens

The outcomes of natural hybridization are incredibly varied, ranging from hybrid speciation to extinction of parental taxa. Orphan hybrid populations or lineages are those...

How do pollinators paint the landscape with colour?

When you look at a patch of flowers, you often see clusters of colour. Even when a single species can have many different colours,...

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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.