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Males become female when striped maples take a health hit

Above a certain trauma threshold, male trees had a high probability of becoming female, possibly in a bid to better their chances at reproduction.

Seedling responses to salinity of 26 Neotropical tree species

How will coastal ecosystems change when some seedling can tolerate rising tides, and others cannot?

Patterns of sex expression, health and mortality in a sex-changing tree

The ability of individuals to change sex during their lifetime is known as environmental sex determination (ESD). This ability represents a unique life history...

Virus gives light a dark side

What is it that causes a virus to replicate? A team studying Coccolithovirus in algae found light was a crucial element in reproduction.

Mitigating effects of well-timed rainfall on plant mortality

Global warming accelerates plant water use, increasing plant susceptibility to drought death. From this, it can be hypothesised that higher CO2 concentrations slow plant...

What sets apart individual trees that died versus trees that survived an extreme drought?

Plant responses to drought involve multiple interacting traits and processes, which complicates predictions about which plants will die and which will survive. Species are...

Water stress, xylem hydraulic failure and tree death

The results of this study demonstrate that massive cavitation is probably a causal factor for tree mortality under extreme water stress conditions.

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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...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?