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Waring out the carbon: is net primary productivity proportional to gross primary productivity?

Gross primary productivity represents the total carbon fixed through photosynthesis in an ecosystem. Since plants also breakdown sugars produced through photosynthesis, releasing carbon and...

Modelling leaf growth in Garlic

A new crop model highlights the importance of storage conditions for garlic growth.

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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.

Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...