Cavitation resistance is crucial to coping with and surviving drought.
Kajala et al. describe regulation of asymmetric cell divisions for the embryo, including the first divisions of the zygote.
Rare and monotypic Amborella is probably the living – extant – flowering plant closest evolutionarily to the first true member of the angiosperm group.
Shabala identifies physiological mechanisms conferring salinity tolerance in halophytes that can be introduced into non-halophyte crop species to improve their performance under saline conditions.
A novel ultrastructural study of developing stomata in leaves of several representative early-divergent angiosperms.
A new phenomenon that has been identified in the lotus – opening and closing of ‘central plate stomata’ regulates convective airflow within the lotus plant.
The spatial-temporal patterns of stomatal conductance may represent an adaptation for avoiding local water stress.
Plants breathe through their stomata – so how do they manage to keep pathogens out?
Non-flowering plants have rather complex reproductive life cycles compared to the more familiar pattern of fertilization and seed formation seen in Angiosperms.