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Maize is better when it’s hairy

Root hairs help maize take up phosphorus from the soil.

Plant Records: The ever thirsty sugarcane

You might like a drink at Christmas, but Jenna Loiseau finds that sugarcane is REALLY thirsty.

The roots of hydrotropism

Most plants are essentially rooted to a spot and immobile. While the factors they need for growth – e.g. sunlight, minerals, and water –...

New forms of: Carbon, water and photosynthesis

Somewhat disappointingly, this ‘three for the price of one’ item is not about plants – neither exclusively nor even specifically. However, since it deals...

Thirsty? Then suck on a stone!

Whilst it is claimed that only the taxman can get blood out of a stone, it seems that some plants can abstract water from...

Accumulation of ferruginol in heartwood-forming xylem

Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry & quantitative analyses are used to study distribution of ferruginol in a 30-yr tree of Cryptomeria japonica.

Clean drinking water via plants

Plant xylem from the sapwood of coniferous trees can remove bacteria from water by simple pressure-driven filtration.

Spotlight on macronutrients: Hydrogen (and oxygen…)

No matter how well we think we understand water, there are always more surprises to uncover.

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.

Soil to roots to stem to atmosphere…

Studies show that fog water diffuses directly through leaf cuticles of Drimys brasiliensis and is transported through the xylem to below ground.

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How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

Making a realistic plant in a computer model is possible, but is it necessary. All the computations generating the plant slow down...