A French-US team studied whether Arabidopsis in its natural range varies by latitude or from a core to the periphery.
Heat stress can have transgenerational effects on a plant’s offspring but how important are the timing and frequency of these events?
Can wood anatomical traits of oak species explain their coexistence along environmental gradients in the mountains of Mexico?
Integrating plant functioning at organ scale can simulate the phenotypic plasticity of plants.
Are triploid Butomus umbellatus plants more plastic to nutrient availability than diploid plants and does this make them more invasive?
Though the experiment was limited to two genotypes of a single species, these findings support the idea that whole genome duplication can indeed increase plasticity.
In transplant experiments, closely-related sexual and asexual species both showed evidence of local adaptation.
How has domestication affected herbivory and anti-herbivore defenses of chaya, a plant crop grown for it’s leaves in the Yucatan pensula?
One way invasive species spread through an area is by harnessing variability in traits, but this doesn’t match observations of invasive species on the slopes of Mount Teide.
Though the phenomenon was known in Goethe’s time, research didn’t start in earnest for another century.
Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.