Surely once insects have brought pollen to a flower, then plant-plant interaction is over? Not so, says Gerardo Arceo-Gómez, who argues that heterospecific (or other plants’) pollen arriving in a flower might affect plant diversity.
These results suggest that the super-nodulation phenotype per se did not limit growth.
In addition to root proliferation, the root response to a nutrient-rich patch was also accompanied by root hair elongation.
A new algorithm offers to take up the hard work of turning data points into tree models.
A new study tracks how paper birch trees prepare for a Canadian winter.
In an unpredictable future climate, planting for less climate sensitivity may prove wiser than attempting to find trees geared for warmer weather.
Increasing salinity could free some shade-averse plants from the shadows of their neighbours.
Though the experiment was limited to two genotypes of a single species, these findings support the idea that whole genome duplication can indeed increase plasticity.
A twenty-year survey in western Canada shows how deer can obscure other ecological effects in forests.
A one-size-fits-all estimate of leaf area has drawbacks if not all your leaves are the same shape.
By tracking how cell walls were loosened, a team has been able to show which enzyme is helping fruit ripen.
A reduction in height but an increase in tillers suggests that wheat may benefit from a little mechanical stress.
Hedgerows may provide habitat for forest plants to colonise to travel in Europe’s patchwork woodland.