A study of Paspalum species native to South America shows that while clones can expand a plant’s range, the method a parent uses to clone itself will impact how the population develops.
Botanists have developed an integrated approach to identify differences between closely related species.
Botanists find it’s easier to find the gene to cope with a problem if you carry more copies of genes.
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.
Can large scale biogeographic studies provide insights into Prosopis genetic diversity, hybridisation and clarify taxonomic uncertainties?
New study identifies hybridisation and backcrossing events to have led to the modern sugarcane cultivars.
The extent to which propagule pressure limits the establishment of local polyploid populations remains to be determined, because we know so little.
Whole genome duplication is often associated with gains in plant developmental complexity. Does this include secondary metabolites?
The study reveals the key role of gametic selection in siring success.
The genes of Harebell populations show the history of post-glacial colonisation.
Dog-roses have some special genetic tricks to cope with odd-ploidy.