Presenting BioCro II: an updated software package for modular crop growth simulations.
Plants have no opportunity to get out of the sun into the shade, so how do they avoid damage by UV-B light? The answer lies in the cuticle, the outermost layer of a plant.
Botanists have developed an integrated approach to identify differences between closely related species.
Model identifies optimal light conditions to manipulate the circadian clock.
Can a better understanding of the origins of the invasive tree species Schinus terebinthifolia in South Africa help to inform its management?
Botanists show for the first time that reduced phosphorus investment in lipids in plants improves phosphorus use efficiency in rice without reducing photosynthesis.
“As water potential is regarded the best indicator of plant water status, because it is the integrated result of above- and below-ground environmental conditions, it holds promise as a pivotal model variable to which other plant processes respond.”
Sun et al. used genomic data to reconstruct the phylogeny of Abelia and found a clear pattern of reticulate evolution in the group.
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.
The ability to smell smoke is important if you’re expecting a fire – but some plants have altered how they use this sense to modify how they grow.
A successful plant model has now been parameterized to include soybean growth under elevated CO2.
A study of two species of grass in China finds that they have developed different methods to cope with the stress of saline-alkali soils.
Scientists have identified one of the earliest multicellular algae. Their new method could help unlock much more information from Precambrian fossils.
Integrating plant functioning at organ scale can simulate the phenotypic plasticity of plants.