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Puzzles in Moss Genome Evolution

Some plants have pairs of chromosomes, they’re diploid organisms like us. Other plants have more than two copies of chromosomes, they’re polyploid....

A warming Antarctic is changing how mosses have sex

Mosses are reacting to rising temperatures in the Antarctic in different ways. The tiny plants could cause big changes to the food web.

Warming reduces stress in Antarctic moss

In moss-dominated regions of the Western Antarctic Peninsula, dramatic climate features have profoundly impacted moss biology and terrestrial ecology. In a study focused on...

Desert plants, got ’em covered…

This week Nigel turns his dry wit on desert plants, and finds a cuticle full of charm.

Guard cells first, then epidermis

Stomata in the moss Funaria are regularly spaced at the base of the capsule. Merced and Renzaglia describe the patterning and distribution of stomata and...

Stomata and atmospheric CO2 in bryophytes

This study strengthens the hypothesis of incremental rather than early acquisition of stomatal regulatory processes through land plant evolution.

Stomatal density and aperture in non-vascular plants are non-responsive to above-ambient CO2 concentrations

Stomata are one of the crucial adaptations in the evolution of the land flora and the development of the terrestrial landscape and atmosphere...

Brilliant bird-brained bryophyte diaspore diaspora…

There is an ancient and time-honoured association – maybe co-evolution even – between birds and flowering plants, e.g. in respect of pollination and dispersal...

Bryophytes, the secret plants that surround us

31 minute documentary made for the Philippe De Zuttere Bryological Foundation. Discovery of the plant mosses with Philippe Dezuttere, field bryologist.

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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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