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.
What are the mechanisms driving speciation and adaptative evolution in Saussurea, a highly diverse genus of alpine herbaceous plants?
Several fungi had distributions extending into central and northern parts of the continent, illustrating their tolerance of an extraordinarily wide range of environmental conditions.
New study identifies hybridisation and backcrossing events to have led to the modern sugarcane cultivars.
More efficient sampling could capture greater diversity without overwhelming space constraints.
For International Women’s Day 2017, we asked plant biologist Dr Zoë Popper to write about a typical day in her working life. Here, she reflects on the importance of diversity in her job.
What causes endemism hotspots? In a world of climate change, these refugia may be connected to areas of relative climate stability.
Vaz Patto and Rubiales review the current status and future prospects of Lathyrus diversity conservation and characterization.