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Root responses in Arundo donax

When soils dry they don't dry uniformly, some parts remain damper than others. How does a reed like Arundo donax respond?

Collecting wild Miscanthus germplasm and research partners in Asia

While collecting plant material for crop breeding, a team from Aberystwyth University also thought hard about the human side of their work.

Abscisic acid receptors in Populus canescens aid water use

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

Morphological and physiological traits determine Arundo drought recovery

Arundo donax often reproduces clonally, but a new study finds small differences can affect how it recovers from drought stress.

Miscanthus response to combinations of salinity and drought

As mentioned a couple of days ago, there's a big push to try growing biofuels on marginal land. "Since irrigation of biomass crops is...

Biofuels grow better when willows weep less

A challenge for biofuels is water use. A successful biofuel strategy will have water-efficient plants.

Growing biofuels in marginal land

A problem with growing biofuels is that they can take land needed for food. What happens when you start growing biofuels on marginal land where food crops are not possible?

Where do all the Epipactis orchids come from?

Botanists use the orchid genus Epipactis as a model for speciation, but unravelling its family tree has been difficult.

Introducing MuSCA, the multi-scale carbon allocation model

MuSCA reveals that the topological scale has a major influence on the simulation of carbon allocation.

The rare lichen Pectenia plumbea requires a matchmaker to bring its fungus and alga together

A lichen is not one organism, but a community of at least two. If that's the case, how does the lichen as a whole reproduce?

A fern thought to grow on trees still keeps a root on the ground

The Aspleniaceae is a family of ferns, some of which are terrestrial and some of which are epiphytes. A new study has found a rarity, a hemiepiphyte.

Belowground biomass reduces erosion rates in sand dunes

New research shows that it's the parts of the plants you don't see that help preserve dunes from erosion.

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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...