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Daily Archives: Feb 19, 2019

Do non-native pollinators provide services to native plants in Hawaii?

A lot of Hawaii's plants are in trouble. A new study by Clare Aslan and colleagues says over a third are threatened or endangered....

Cytosolic dehydrogenase in Arabidopsis responses to root-knot nematode infection

Plant defence reaction is associated with activation of primary metabolic pathways. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), the key enzyme of the oxidative pentose phosphate (OPP), pathway...

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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.