The study implies that the generally overlooked role of storage within the plant economic spectrum represents an important dimension of plant strategy.
Microscopy methods developed in the 1960s are still commonly used in plant science today but new low-cost techniques offer big advantages.
Noccaea caerulescens has some tricks that help it cope with heavy metals.
What is it that makes a plant get up and stay up? A new review looks at the creation of secondary cell walls. These microscopic features are the key to understanding the architecture of the plants we see around us.
Even though silica and lignin can provide comparable stiffness, they cannot be considered as structural equivalents due to contrasting hydrophobicity.
A review of current understanding of lignin biosynthesis and polymerisation.
Ďurkovič et al. examine two elm hybrids with contrasting survival strategies upon infection with the current prevalent strain of Dutch elm disease.
Soltis et al. study the impact of feeding by hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae, on the biomechanics of eastern hemlock trees, Tsuga canadensis.