Presenting BioCro II: an updated software package for modular crop growth simulations.
Analysis of 31 tropical woody species with spines on their trunk has uncovered new explanations for the presence of spines on trees.
In the future, some plants may wear monitors to keep track of water loss.
Botanists have found a bodyguard that can protect blueberry plants from cold or drought shocks – but instead of protecting the outside of the plant, it lives inside it.
If a plant wants to produce a clone of itself, then it’s usually best to keep the new shoots close.
Model identifies optimal light conditions to manipulate the circadian clock.
There’s more to seed survival than just seed mass.
Findings could help wine industry adapt to climate change
While lateral roots comprise the bulk of root length, axial roots function as a scaffold determining the distribution of these laterals.
A French-US team studied whether Arabidopsis in its natural range varies by latitude or from a core to the periphery.
“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.”
Botanists find that during soil drying, stomatal regulation is controlled by below-ground hydraulics in a predictable way.
A successful plant model has now been parameterized to include soybean growth under elevated CO2.
Seed production of flowering plants is influenced by water availability and pollen deposition, but is there an interaction between these factors?