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Water balance in potassium-limited barley

Limited supply of mineral nutrients such as potassium increases the root-to-shoot ratio. This also increases the ratio between water-absorbing and -losing plant surface. Water...

Not one, but two second messengers?

Confusingly, a second second messenger is not a third messenger.

Cress Kung-Fu

Cress seeds exude a nutrient for other plants into the soil, but is this a sneaky way of protecting the cress seedlings from competition?

Nutrient requirements differ in two sympatric hemiparasitic species

The reasons for marked differences in growth performance of hemiparasites when attached to different hosts are not fully understood. Li et al. study the...

Spotlight on macronutrients: Phosphorus… and Potassium

It’s a little naughty to consider these two elements together, I know, because this may unintentionally add to the confusion that often ensues in...

Matching roots to their environment (Special Issue)

How the roots of land plants evolved, how root ecology affects the utilization of soil resources, and the influence of plant roots on biogeochemical cycles.

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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?