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Modelling leaf growth in Garlic

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

Joint linkage and association mapping of complex traits in shrub willow

Increasing energy demands and the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are key motivating factors driving the development of lignocellulosic crops as an alternative...

Deacclimation kinetics as a quantitative phenotype for delineating the dormancy transition and thermal efficiency for budbreak in Vitis species

Perennial plants use bud dormancy as a strategy to survive stressful environments, such as cold temperatures during winter. This strategy is dependent on the...

Waking up to respiration: leaf respiration in the light alters our interpretation of ecosystem carbon fluxes

In plants, respiration is usually inhibited in the light compared to the dark. Measuring respiration in the light is particularly difficult, because photosynthesis and...

The potential for phenological mismatch between a perennial herb and its ground-nesting bee pollinator

Flowering time is shifting with climate change. Pollinators may respond differently to changes in temperature and moisture than the flowers they visit, resulting in...

The orchid that’s running out of time

Ophrys sphegodes, the early spider-orchid, is a plant with a very short pollination window. The changing climate is closing that window more and more often as the planet warms.

Orchid populations and endophytic fungi change with rainfall and prescribed burning in Pterostylis

Wildfires are common in seasonally dry parts of the world with a Mediterranean climate. Prescribed burning is used to reduce fuel load and fire...

The benefits of sleeping in

The early bird catches the worm, but does the frost catch the early plant? A new article in AmJBot says there are advantages for a plant to germinate late.

Molecular mediation of photoperiodic control in activity-dormancy tree growth cycles

This review presents the latest findings to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie how photoperiodic and temperature signals regulate seasonal growth in trees.

Shade tolerance, fruiting phenology and Janzen-Connell effects in Amazonian palms

Differences in shade-tolerance and fruiting phenology life history traits may explain variation in the strength of Janzen-Connell effects across whole communities.

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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...