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Bacteria living within plants can change them in unpredictable ways

Endophytic bacteria, microbes living in plant tissue, can change how a plant grows. But experiments with microbe communities shows that it's not in a predictable way.

Abscisic acid receptors in Populus canescens aid water use

Botanists show how abscisic acid receptors in poplar can ease drought stress.

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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...