How do you know that your antique violin really is as old as the seller claims? A close examination of plant cells in the body of the violin could help catch a counterfeiter.
New research finds that root capturing more nutrients could help wildlife breathe many miles away.
Some people fixate on honey bees as essential for pollination. Reality is more complicated. For one species, honey bee visits actively harm its chances of pollinating a partner.
Scientists watching the daily movement of branches in the creosote plant have found that even dead branches move to respond to changes in the air.
Gypsum soils are dry and can be found in arid environments. Chemistry shows that a surprising variety of plants survive in them by getting water locked in crystals.
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Gnetales are a puzzle. They look like the closest relatives to angiosperms, the fruiting plants. But when you examine their genes, they appear to be distant. An investigation into the development of their seed coats might explain some of the mystery.
While hybrid plants might be less successful than their parents, if enough survive they can backcross with a parent species. This can help a parent colonise a new territory.
Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have gone up by a third since the mid 20th century. Parthenin concentrations in invasive Parthenium hysterophorus have gone up by a half.
Research into the wettability of a pitcher plant’s trap reveals that its the grooves you can see that make it so slippery – and the grooves you can’t.
What looks like a pile of mud to a human is an oasis to a dwarf sundew
A comparison with wild lentils highlights how gene expression varies when light shifts from red to near infra-red light.
Some sundews are hungry like the wolf