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Daily Archives: May 17, 2019

Pyrethrum’s mimicry gives flowers a double defence

Gardeners have long thought chrysanthemums help repel aphids from flower beds. New research now shows how that might work.

A new biological species in the Mercurialis annua polyploid complex

In eastern Spain (and many other places if you look) you can find Mercurialis annua, a plant with a complicated sex life. A new...

Call for Papers: Intraspecific variation in plant functional traits for Annals of Botany

Special Issue Guest Editors: Dr. Kasey Barton, University of Hawaii at Manoa Dr. Andrea Westerband, Macquarie University, Australia Dr. Jennifer Funk, Chapman University, California Plant functional trait analysis...

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Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

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...
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