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tealeaves: an R package for modelling leaf temperature using energy budgets

Plants are able to grow, survive and reproduce under a wide range of temperatures. Examples of plants that thrive in temperature extremes...

Grow with the flow…

Results strongly suggest that cytoplasmic streaming is a key determinant of plant size.

Your botanical ‘one-stop shop’

There are plant biology journals that seem to concentrate on a single taxon (you know the ones I mean!) – e.g. The Plant Journal and...

Feel the force!

Plants are remarkably sensitive to their environment, responding by appropriate growth and development to a wide range of environmental stimuli. In the case of...

Picture perfect vs. perfect genuine…

With free digital image editing software has come the temptation to ‘massage’ images so that they look their best.

On track with Plant Trek

Dr Richard Stout's free ‘book’ is entitled Plant Trek, and is focused on GM (genetic modification/manipulation/meddling)/GE (genetic engineering) and plants

Homage to a nanotubule…

Frequently, journals will devote a whole issue to a particular theme, maybe even to a single species (even whole journals are seemingly devoted to...

Relocation, relocation, relocation…

A study shows cold-induced organelle relocation in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, not only of chloroplasts, but nuclei and peroxisomes, too.

Time for some carbs, now

Carbohydrates and plants means more than just sucrose, starch and cellulose.

Scaring the crows…

One way of increasing crop productivity is to increase the amount of grain or other harvestable product that is actually harvested from the plant....

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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...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...
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