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StomaToy — Learning Plant Defence Through Play

Stomata are necessary for photosynthesis, but they're also access points for pathogens. How do plants defend them?

Morphological and physiological traits determine Arundo drought recovery

Arundo donax often reproduces clonally, but a new study finds small differences can affect how it recovers from drought stress.

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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...

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?