Botany and Zoology

A plant thought to aid Nothofagus may be out-competing it « Botany One

Image: Chilean Firebush Canva.Roots draw up water and nutrients from the soil, but some are better than others. What happens if when some...

How do plants find a place they can call home? « Botany One

Plants don’t exist within isolation. They live in a web of competition and cooperation with other plants. Plants succeed if they find a...

How kelp protects coasts « Botany One

Kelp beds are well-known for the ecosystem services they provide, but do they do more? A recent study by Rebecca Morris and colleagues...

Why do some columbines make life harder for their pollinators? « Botany One

For many plants, flowers play a vital role in reproduction. Natural selection hones them in competition against other plants to get pollinated most...

Role of extensin arabinosylation in root defence « Botany One

Extensins are hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins thought to strengthen the plant cell wall, one of the first barriers against pathogens, through intra- and intermolecular cross-links....

NF-Y transcription factor complex regulates plant defence « Botany One

The nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) transcription factor complex is important in plant growth, development and stress response. Information regarding this transcription factor complex...

Evolutionary transformation of mouthparts from particle-feeding to piercing carnivory in Viper copepods: Review and 3D...

Both state-of-the-art SBF-SEM microscopy and two-photon excitation microscopy , combined with associated image-analysis technologies, yielded full 3D perspectives — at nano-scale resolution...

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...