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Biochemical and physiological flexibility accompanies reduced cellulose biosynthesis in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon

How do grasses make cellulose for cell walls? Brabham and colleagues have been examining the genes.

Miscanthus response to combinations of salinity and drought

As mentioned a couple of days ago, there's a big push to try growing biofuels on marginal land. "Since irrigation of biomass crops is...

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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...

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...