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  • Seed collecting on Mount Everest

    Plants that grow at high elevations and in Polar Regions are usually of concern and some of the most sensitive life to the impacts of climate change.

  • Researchers Review Recent Progress on Phylogenomics and the Tree of Life of F...

    Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the largest, most diversified, and most successful major lineage of green plants, with ~330,000 known species. So far, the widely accepted classification of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG), which was first proposed in 1998 largely based on molecular phylogeny, has been updated to the fourth edition (APG IV). 

  • Scientists Propose Framework for Understanding Establishment of Plants after ...

    Mechanisms of plant colonization after long-distance dispersal (LDD) and current related knowledge were the topic of a review by Prof. LI Dezhu’s team at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in collaboration with researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of CAS, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Edinburgh.

  • The functions of transcription factors MYC2s in maize resistance to insects a...

    Maize (Zea mays) is an important food, feed, and bioenergy crop, and plays a pivotal strategic role in food security, while insect pests seriously affect the yield and quality of maize.

  • Animal Role in Algae Fertilization Identified

    study significantly expands the phylogenetic and temporal scope of animal-mediated male gamete movement, bringing the concept of “pollination” from plants to algae and potentially pushing it back to the earliest evolution of marine invertebrates.

  • Researchers Reveal How Parasitic Plants Evolve

    Parasitic plants are extraordinary plants with unique physiology, ecology, and evolutionary histories. Little is known about their origin and evolution. 

  • Latest Improved Version of the “Global Aridity Index and Potential Evapotran...

    An international team of scientists has released updated and improved estimations of Potential Evapotranspiration and an Aridity Index for the entire world, based upon a fully parameterized geospatial implementation of the Penman-Monteith Equation, a standard methodology widely used and recognized. 

  • New Study Details Carbon Capture Potential of Agroforestry and Trees on Farms

    Increased use of trees in agriculture can lead the way towards a transformation of the global food system, according to a new study released in May revealing that even small incremental increases in global tree cover on agricultural land could provide short-term respite to carbon accumulation in the atmosphere, benefiting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, biodiversity, ecosystems, and eco...

  • Sequence and Structural Divergence in Fragaria Mitogenomes

    Fragaria, commonly known as strawberry, is one of the most popular berry fruits and also one of the youngest domesticated plants. 

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