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Stomatal anatomy coordinates leaf size with Rubisco kinetics in Limonium

Stomatal anatomy integrates Rubisco kinetics and leaf size in Limonium species, consistent with selection on functional coordination and shared developmental pathways.

How important is meat to a curious carnivorous plant?

Drosophyllum lusitanicum, also known as the Portuguese sundew or dewy pine, is unusual even for carnivorous plants in that it lives in dry environments. Typically, carnivorous plants live in nutrient-poor wetlands, so does it really gain much from carnivory?

2nd course: Cereals, nettles and conifers (and fish…) ****

Famously, humans will have a go at eating anything, which is why they’re considered to be omnivores, and they are therefore omnivorous *. However,...

Non-structural carbohydrate dynamics in shrubland under drought-induced die-off

The relationship between plant carbon economy and drought responses of co-occurring woody species can be assessed by comparing carbohydrate (C) dynamics following drought and...

Trading food for water – trees exude more carbon under drought stress

Plants secrete carbon compounds into soils through their roots, affecting microbes in such a way that nutrient availability in the soil can increase. This...

RAD-seq and morphology clarify evolutionary relationships in Eurasian bee orchids

Eurasian bee orchids (Ophrys, Orchidaceae) have become the most popular model system for studying reproduction via insect-mediated pseudo-copulation and for exploring the consequent, putatively...

This Carnivorous Plant Needs Its Home to Burn

Like the mythical Phoenix, the Portuguese Sundew is reborn from ashes, but that's a problem when people protect your habitat from flames.

The Mediterranean cradle of Anthoxanthum diploid diversity

The Mediterranean region has cradled the evolution of many European plant taxa, including grass genera. Chumová et al. use a multidisciplinary approach combining sequence...

Temporal dynamics of Corsican orchid communities

Orchids are particularly sensitive to environmental changes due to their narrow ranges in secondary-successional habitats, and partially cryptic which impede the observation during monitoring....

Phylogeography of a widespread species: Pre-glacial vicariance, refugia, occasional blocking straits and long-distance migration

Phylogeographic studies give us the opportunity to reconstruct the historical migrations of species and link them with climatic and geographic variation. They are, therefore,...

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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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