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.
A novel modelling approach explores how resource availability, competition pressure and insect herbivore pressure drive selection.
Coupled with the negative effects of global cooling, angiosperms pushed gymnosperm extinction past the point of recovery.
How does the pollen of one plant species impact the reproductive success of another?
Outcomes of plant-soil feedback vary depending on light availability and presence of competing plants.
Diversity of parental environments could have comparable effects to genetic diversity in Arabidopsis.
Marcela Mendoza-Suárez and colleagues have a new tool to turbocharge legumes.
We’re used to microplastics being an environmental hazard in the oceans, but research confirms it can be a problem on land too.
The idea was simple, Proteaceae plants are experts at releasing phosphorus from soils, so planting them alongside Nothofagus should provide the beeches with natural fertilizer. The reality is more complex.
A coastal plant’s ability to cope with temporary flooding isn’t just due to its own traits. Neighbours can make a flood more, or less, tolerable.