Analysis of 31 tropical woody species with spines on their trunk has uncovered new explanations for the presence of spines on trees.
If a plant wants to produce a clone of itself, then it’s usually best to keep the new shoots close.
A French-US team studied whether Arabidopsis in its natural range varies by latitude or from a core to the periphery.
Botanists examined the genomes of two species, Quercus acutissima and Q. chenii, to see if changes in the climate three million years ago affected how they hybridised.
Cyanobacteria can provide an important source of nitrogen for mosses, but some mosses are better at attracting them than others.
This study is the first to demonstrate pollen limitation in a mass-flowering tree.
Plants that have grown in partnership with human activity in meadows can be a great source of seeds for restoration projects, but their ability to germinate is also a problem.
Research from Japan reveals that mangroves can’t cope with cold feet.
Cuando los humanos seleccionaron maíces de semillas grandes, es posible que también hayan mejorado involuntariamente su sistema radicular.
The benefits of the mixture come on top of the other well-known superiority of provisioning and regulation services.
The Zamiaceae are often considered ‘living fossils’, but a close study of how they have evolved over millions of years can give a glimpse into the lives of past plants.
Next-generation sequencing using target enrichment reveals that current sectional classifications of Zanthoxylum need revision.
Botanists demonstrate a novel, effective approach to allele discovery in diverse accessions using a draft reference genome from a single species.
When humans selected for bigger seeds in maize, they may have also unintentionally improved its root system.