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The response of mesophyll conductance to short- and long-term environmental conditions in chickpea genotypes

Mesophyll conductance to CO2 (gm), which regulates the diffusion of CO2 from substomatal cavities to the sites of carboxylation, is now recognized as a significant and...

Evolution of plant mating systems drives pollen limitation

Seed production of plants is rarely maximized, because it is limited by pollen receipt. Previous theories have shown that ecological mechanisms can drive the...

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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.