“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.
Botanists find it’s easier to find the gene to cope with a problem if you carry more copies of genes.
The phylogenetic pattern in phytolith shape was successfully revealed by applying geometric morphometrics to 2D phytolith shape outlines, strengthening the potential of phytoliths to track the evolutionary history and paleoecology of grasses.
This study sheds light on the evolution of two endemic juniper species from the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and their responses to Quaternary climate fluctuations
Botanists used virus-induced gene silencing and gene expression experiments to understand the function of brassinosteroid-related transcription factors in Aquilegia coerulea petal spurs.
Polar auxin transport dynamics control vein patterning.
Botanists find a way to recycle genomic data and contribute to a better characterization of plant biodiversity.