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Effects of deer exclusion on plant recovery in dune ecosystems after a severe coastal storm

The dunes of barrier islands erode during storm events but they also prevent damage to inland ecosystems. For these dunes to function in this...

MARSHAL, a novel tool for modeling root system hydraulics

A new computational tool couples a root architecture model with fast and accurate algorithms of water flow through hydraulic architectures and plant-scale parameter calculations.

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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?