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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.

Functional traits partially mediate the effects of chronic anthropogenic disturbance on the growth of a tropical tree

Understanding how trees mediate the effects of chronic anthropogenic disturbance is fundamental to developing sustainable forest management strategies. Several tree species in Africa are...

Root growth dynamics linked to above-ground growth

Contador et al. use minirhizotron techniques to examine below-ground growth in field-grown walnut (Juglans regia)

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New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

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....