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Floral scent variation in woodland stars

Reproductive traits important to coevolving interactions, such as the floral scent of L. bolanderi, may be more canalized than other traits important for plant fitness.

Host specificity in parasitic plants – perspectives from mistletoes

Mistletoes are very fascinating parasitic plants.  Unlike most common plants, mistletoes grow on the branches of other plants and rely on these “host” plants...

Plants adapt to accommodate a long proboscis in South Africa.

Our Grant-Stebbins week continues. Today it's a question of looking at the geographical context of floral adaptations. Why might you find a plant here...

The Paradox of Pollinating Floral Parasites

Floral scents have evolved to attract pollinators and sometimes also to deter enemies.

Evolution of AGPase duplicates

ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPase), a key enzyme in starch biosynthesis, is comprised of large (LSU) and small (SSU) sub-units encoded by multiple paralogous genes in...

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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...

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...