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Monthly Archives: March, 2019

Completing the hybridization triangle: the inheritance of genetic incompatibilities during homoploid hybrid speciation in ragworts (Senecio)

Hybridization is an important contributor to biodiversity and speciation, with approximately 25 % of all plant species and 10 % of all animal species...

FSPM-based investigation of plant interactions in complex wheat canopies

Functional–structural plant models (FSPMs) explicitly describe individual plant architecture, making this approach suitable for unravelling plant–plant interactions in complex canopies. Barillot et al. developed...

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Sink-source imbalance and down-regulation of photosynthesis

Sink-source imbalance could cause accumulation of total non-structural carbohydrates (TNC) and down-regulation of photosynthesis. Sugiura et al. investigate how sink-source imbalance causes photosynthetic down-regulation...

Beauty is in the nose of the beholder

It's no surprise that a flower releases scent to attract a pollinator, but why would it do it hours before the pollinator is around? New research finds scent can have more than one job.

Geographical variation in damage tolerance: the case of oaks and weevils

The assertion that plants at lower latitudes should be better defended against enemies has a long historical basis but is still controversial. In the...

Evidence for a double mutualistic interaction between a lizard and a Mediterranean gymnosperm

Mutualistic relationships between different species are common in all ecosystems however double mutualisms, where two interacting species benefit each other for two different functions,...

Heteroblasty adjusts plants to changing environments post fire

Heteroblastic species show an abrupt change in morphology at a fixed ontogenetic stage, and are relatively frequent in Mediterranean type ecosystems with regular fires....

Top-up, and bottom-down effects of marine plankton

Members of the plankton are so-called because they don’t have the ability to move against modest currents in the water bodies they inhabit, i.e....

Nitrate nutrition improves energy efficiency under hypoxic stress

Plants take up and assimilate nitrogen (N) in the form of nitrate (NO3-) or ammonium (NH4+), or a combination of both. When oxygen availability...

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.
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