Bulbs of the plant known as Lu Bei (Fritallaria delavayi) have been used in Chinese medicine for more than two thousand years. Now, researchers reporting November 20 in the journal Current Biology have found that, in places where the herb is harvested more, the plant has evolved to blend in better with the background, making them harder for people to find. As a result, the plant varies in color...
Angiosperm plants invest resources in developing and maintaining flowers, thereby generally achieving sexual reproduction. Such resources may include the structure of the flower itself, with its stamens, style and perianth.
Yunnan, located in the southwest borcder of China, has a complex natural environment and breeds extremely rich biological resources, known as "Kingdom of Animals and Plants".
The plastid genome (plastome, plastids including the chloroplast and other plastid forms) and mitochondrial genome (mitogenome or chondriome) represent the portions of endosymbiotic organelle inheritance in eukaryotes that have remained in organelles without being transferred to the nucleus or lost.
Taxus is the most diverse genus within Taxaceae, with 13 recognized species plus three additional cryptic lineages. The genus is broadly distributed across the North Hemisphere, covering North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Dodders are worldwide distributed plant parasites. There are about 200 dodder species (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae), which are close related to sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas var. batatas).
There are about 4,000-5,000 parasitic plant species.
The discovery of four novel fungal species growing on bat carcasses in an underground limestone karst system in China illustrates the pressing need for more scientific work in caves
Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) are very important to human in economical and medicinal purpose. They are a key bridge that connected phytochemistry to other subjects of plant science and the important chemical trait for in-depth study of plant phylogeny.
Northern China is a major dairy-producing region in the country. However, milk production is expected to drastically decline by 2050, with losses potentially up to 50% by 2070, because of heat stress in July, says a new study.