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Botanists explore how mint makes a home for ants and mites

Domatia in a member of the mint family are caused by cell proliferation, not leaf rolling

The morphometrics of autopolyploidy: insignificant differentiation among sexual–apomictic cytotypes

Polyploidization of the plant genome affects the phenotype of individuals including their morphology. In autopolyploids, we expect mainly nucleotypic effects, from a number of...

When does Acacia koa know it’s time to grow up?

Sometimes the best strategy for a young plant is not the same as the best strategy for an old plant. Some heteroblastic plants can switch how they grow but what triggers this?

Thermal Ecology to become a hot topic

We might think of flowers in terms of their colour and scent, but what about their temperature? A new review in Annals of Botany...

Modelling leaf growth in Garlic

A new crop model highlights the importance of storage conditions for garlic growth.

Cross-disciplinary research needed to unleash the potential of plant morphology

There were many great articles concerning cross-disciplinary research at the interface between plant biology, mathematics and computer science before the launch in silico Plants (isP). We are excited for isP to be home to these types of articles in the future.

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...

The evolution and ecology of plant architecture

Ecological factors affect the distribution of plant architectural diversity and shape its evolution, and future work integrating phylogenetically informed architectural data with ecological variables will continue to unveil how plant architecture is shaped at a global scale.

Sex-specific morphology and physiology in Ceratodon purpureus

Separate sexes and biased sex ratios are common in bryophytes, yet little is known about how fine-scale, sex-specific morphological traits are correlated with physiology...

Stolon-tuber system and phylogeny of orchid-like bladderworts (Lentibulariaceae)

This study provides strong evidence, based on DNA sequences from two genomic compartments (plastid and nucleus) and morphology to group the Utricularia sect. Orchidioides into the sect. Iperua.

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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...