Fait vos jeux, but while there will be some winners, the odds are stacked against most plants doing well in the future.
Plants that have grown in partnership with human activity in meadows can be a great source of seeds for restoration projects, but their ability to germinate is also a problem.
When humans selected for bigger seeds in maize, they may have also unintentionally improved its root system.
New study in the journal BMC Biology found that Mediterranean olives have almost as high genetic diversity as olive cultivars
How has domestication affected herbivory and anti-herbivore defenses of chaya, a plant crop grown for it’s leaves in the Yucatan pensula?
A new study of wild crop relatives of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) finds they retain useful adaptations to drought stress.
Botanists find a clear trade-off between fruit size and phytochemical production, helping to explain why our modern varieties are highly susceptible to diseases and pests.
Enset, a relative of the banana, provides the staple food for around 20 million Ethiopians, yet is barely known outside of the region.