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Rice chloroplasts become more spherical under salt stress

Though the cause isn’t clear, the chloroplasts may be reacting to carbon dioxide or light levels.

Recent range expansion in Australian hummock grasses

Large-scale environmental changes such as aridification have shaped and continue to influence the evolution and composition of biomes. As conditions change, organisms may persist...

Fusarium wilt of cucumber plants is not caused by water shortage

Although leaf wilt occurred in both water stress and FOC infection, the physiological responses were different, especially in leaf spatial distribution.

The intricate intracellular structure of a rice mesophyll cell

Rice (Oryza sativa) leaf blades possess lobed mesophyll cells with intricate cell boundaries. Their sub-cellular structure has been observed with transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...

Where do Chloroplasts go to die?

Even plants find it healthy to eat their greens.

Iridoplasts, out of the shadows at last

Why can you find colourful plants, where they're hardest to see? Iridoplasts, an overlooked plastid, improve photosynthesis and look great while doing it.

A genome-wide association study of wild Miscanthus in the Russian Far East

Miscanthus is a genus of C4 perennial East Asian grasses that is emerging as a leading bioenergy crop. Clark et al. collected germplasm of...

Do sequence repeats undermine plastid genome stability?

Although a few plant lineages have lost one copy of the plastid genome (plastome) inverted repeat (IR), its near ubiquity among streptophytes has fostered...

Chloroplasts: what are they for?

Taken at face value that is a pretty daft question. After all, it is well known that chloroplasts are for photosynthesis. True, but what...

The tannosome: a new chloroplast-derived organelle

Condensed tannins (proanthocyanidins) are widely distributed amongst the vascular plants (Tracheophyta). Brillouet et al. use a variety of techniques to examine tannin-rich samples from...

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What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.

How does variation in traits of Tunisian oak seeds affect survival?

Oaks are the dominant species of tree in many Mediterranean forests. However, the climate of the Mediterranean basin is predicted to change...

How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

Making a realistic plant in a computer model is possible, but is it necessary. All the computations generating the plant slow down...
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