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Little dragons with a sweet tooth pollinate the mysterious “Hidden Flower”

High up in the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site in South Africa, and unexpected visitor is changing ideas of what animals can be pollinators.

Genome-wide association study reveals genomic regions controlling root and shoot traits at late growth stages in wheat

How much wheat do we need? One prediction is we need production to double between 2005 and 2050. This challenge is more difficult due...

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Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...