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Lichen algae remodel their cell walls in response to drying

Lichen algae respond to desiccation with both a controlled collapse of their cell walls and a bit of biochemical remodelling.

Ancient botany for the 21st century

Vergil's Green Thoughts: Plants, Humans, and the Divine by Rebecca Armstrong, 2019. Oxford University Press.

tealeaves: an R package for modelling leaf temperature using energy budgets

Plants are able to grow, survive and reproduce under a wide range of temperatures. Examples of plants that thrive in temperature extremes...

Scientists find critical receptor that allows plant cells to pass stress signals

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is well-known for its role in cells as acting almost like currency for energy storage. Research by Elsa Matthus...

Anaesthetic blocks trap closure and wounding response in Venus Flytraps

Diethyl ether renders flytraps unable to close their traps or respond to wounding using a mechanism with parallels in animals.

Drivers of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal are diverse and pervasive

Intraspecific variation in the quantity and quality of seed dispersal has important ecological and evolutionary consequences, yet it is generally ignored in...

Grow your own Martian salad

A Martian diet might aid your health on Earth (but there are probably better interventions you should try first)

Resprouting potential of rhizome fragments in an invasive aquatic plant

Non-native aquatic Ludwigia species from a polyploid complex are among the world’s most problematic invasive plants. A new paper in AoBP finds out why.

A diversity of lipid composition in the seeds and fruits of the palm family

Palms are vitally important due to their high vegetable oil production, which can occur in both fruits and seeds. The full range of lipid storage and composition, however, hasn’t been well understood across this large and diverse group.

A new whole-plant framework simulates realistic water and carbon flow

CPlantBox generates a variety of 3D full plant architectures and accurately simulates water and carbon flow in the full plant.

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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,...

Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...