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How diverse can rare species be on the margins of genera distribution?

Many rare or narrowly distributed species show low levels of genetic diversity, whilst species with larger geographic ranges show increased diversity. Species that...

drought reduces tree defense system « Botany One

Drought stress is becoming increasingly common with climate change, with negative impacts on tree growth and survival. The mechanisms of drought mortality in...

How arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi talk to plants before colonisation « Botany One

Plant roots do not sit alone in the soil. In the earth you will also find various microbes. Lurking in the dirt is...

Species interactions change the response of saltmarsh plants to flooding « Botany One

Saltmarshes are on the front line of climate change. As sea-levels rise, inundation becomes more common. This rise will impact the plants we...

What experience has had the biggest impact on your career? (Part Two) « Botany...

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about the experience that has had the biggest impact on their career....

Plant invasion success varies with latitude « Botany One

Native and invasive plants don’t always face the same problems. For example, herbivores in a region are expected to eat native plants more,...

Islands in the desert and a refuge against a changing climate « Botany One

It might surprise you to learn that southern Arabia is a global biodiversity hotspot. While the landscape is not the lushest, a high...

Bacillus pumilus aggravates boron toxicity in oil rapeseed

Boron and phosphorus are soil nutrients essential for plant growth, metabolism and development. Boron deficiency is a major factor limiting the growth of...

Interactive effects of prolonged drought and warming on plant growth and chemistry « Botany...

Future shifts in precipitation regimes and temperature are expected to affect plant traits dramatically. To date, many studies have explored the effects of...

What is the best conference or workshop you ever attended? Are there any upcoming...

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about which conferences they had found useful, or were looking forward to....