|How do plants make exceptionally long lipids for their cuticles?||
Article by Tegan Haslam (Kunst Lab)
The transition of plants to life on land required many adaptations for survival in an environment so radically different from the sea. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of terrestrial life...
|Update on plant sex: breakthrough discovery in poplars||
Article by Carl Douglas
Do plants have different sexes, meaning distinct male and female individual organisms within a species? The separation of male and female sexual function into different individuals is called “dioecy” and is common in eukaryotes,...
|How do interactions between plants and viruses influence symptom severity?||
Article by Hélène Sanfaçon
Plant viruses can cause significant economic losses in cultivated plants by inducing visual symptoms that affect plant productivity. However, there are also many viruses that co-exist with their hosts without inducing significant symptoms. Symptom severity is...
|Mapping a species niche and its distribution||
Article by Matthew Bayly (Angert Lab).
A current important area of research effort involves understanding how species’ geographic distributions and range limits will respond to climate change. But for most species of interest we lack basic data on how...