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Biochemical and physiological flexibility accompanies reduced cellulose biosynthesis in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon

How do grasses make cellulose for cell walls? Brabham and colleagues have been examining the genes.

Exploring the salt tolerance of the Nona Bokra rice landrace

Salt stress is a major limiting factor for crop production across the world. Rice is particularly sensitive to salinity, with both plant growth and...

Unravelling the genetic makeup of hybrid meadow knapweed populations in North America

Hybridization is thought to be a primary trigger of plant invasions, due to short term hybrid vigour of early generations or increased evolutionary potential...

The defensive benefit and flower number cost of selenium accumulation in Brassica juncea

Selenium is an essential element for animal health, but it can be also be toxic in high concentrations. Plants are known to exploit this...

The total dispersal kernel: a review and future directions

The distribution and abundance of plants across the world depends in part on their ability to move, which is commonly characterized by a dispersal...

Accurate position exchange of stamen and stigma resolves the herkogamy dilemma in a protandrous plant, Ajuga decumbens (Labiatae)

Spatial separation of stamen and stigma (herkogamy) is an effective way for angiosperm species to reduce sexual interference and prevent self-pollination. It can however...

Domestication influences morphological and physiological responses to salinity in Brassica oleracea seedlings

Wild germplasm can potentially be used to improve the salt tolerance of crops by the identification of useful genes and incorporation of these into salinity-sensitive cultivars.

Climate change, snow mold and the Bromus tectorum invasion: mixed evidence for release from cold weather pathogens

Thinning snow pack cover could alter how snow molds interact with plants over the winter.

Herkogamy and dichogamy in style dimorphic flowers of Narcissus broussonetii (Amaryllidaceae)

Across the plant kingdom, there is an extraordinary diversity of flower forms, many of which are related to variation in the morphology and arrangement...

Dormancy and endosperm presence influence the seed longevity of central European calcareous grassland plants

Despite increasing efforts towards habitat and species protection in Europe since the 1990s, when the Fauna-Flora-Habitat directive was adopted, the proportion of threatened plant...

How diverse can rare species be on the margins of genera distribution?

Many rare or narrowly distributed species show low levels of genetic diversity, whilst species with larger geographic ranges show increased diversity. Species that inhabit...

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...
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