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Gene copy number is associated with phytochemistry in Cannabis sativa

THCA and CBDA were thought to have a simple mode of inheritance; however, a recent study by Vergara et al. describes that in fact multiple gene copies are involved in their production.

Distribution of Veronica polyploids is influenced by both habitat differentiation and historic glaciation

Species with higher ploidy levels prefer cooler, wetter habitats than diploids.

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Water Economy Responses to Water Level Drawdown in Sphagnum Mosses

Not all Sphagnum moss manages water in the same way.

Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

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...