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Explaining seed bank size of an invasive shrub

Bakker et al. find a positive relationship between plant size (V) and seedbank size (S), the SV relationship, using the invasive shrub Ulex europaeus...

Functional diversity and convergence in the evolution of plant reproductive structures

Although plant reproductive structures are incredibly diverse overall, unrelated groups can show strong convergence in specific forms. Bonacorsi and Leslie use lycopsids, an ancient...

The influence of environmental factors on breeding system allocation at large spatial scales

The role of environmental factors in driving phenotypic trait variation among populations is a central focus in ecology and evolutionary biology. Such phenotypic variation...

Reproductive strategy of a lichenized fungus shifts along a climatic gradient

Life history theory predicts that plants in adverse environments for juvenile performance start reproduction at a smaller size and exhibit higher reproductive allocation compared...

Trait responses of invasive aquatic macrophyte congeners: colonizing diploid outperforms polyploidy

Polyploidy (multiple copies of whole genomes) is over-represented in invasive plants and thought to promote their success in novel environments.  Understanding functional traits supporting...

Ants mediate plant reproductive traits

The selection of floral and reproductive traits is influenced by the plant’s abiotic environment, florivores and pollinators. Leroy et al.  show that mutualistic associations with...

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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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