The Zamiaceae are often considered ‘living fossils’, but a close study of how they have evolved over millions of years can give a glimpse into the lives of past plants.
Stomatal trait variation may have evolved more in response to pathogens than climate, or climate may be affecting the traits in unexpected ways.
Manipulating stomatal traits could produce more crops for dry regions.
Stomatal anatomy integrates Rubisco kinetics and leaf size in Limonium species, consistent with selection on functional coordination and shared developmental pathways.
Stomata are necessary for photosynthesis, but they’re also access points for pathogens. How do plants defend them?
Photosynthesis needs water. Guest blogger Maria Papanatsiou has a new way of increasing water efficiency in plants, enabling them to do more with less.
There’s more than one way for a pathogen to gain access to healthy leaf.