Latest Plant anatomy Stories
Like all living things, plants depend for their growth and sustenance on elaborate signaling networks to maintain stem cells, cells that have an almost magical regenerative capacity.
Contrary to expectations, researchers have discovered that the conifers of the Pacific Northwest, some of the tallest trees in the world, face their greatest water stress during the regionâ€™s eternally wet winters, not the dog days of August when weeks can pass without rain.
The size of leaves can vary by a factor of 1,000 across plant species, but until now, the reason why has remained a mystery.
Glycomics is the functional study of the entire set of sugars found in a given species.
Controlling water loss is an important ability for modern land plants as it helps them thrive in changing environments.
An international research group headed by Professor and Research Director YrjÃ¶ Helariutta has discovered the genetic process that controls the development of wood cells in the roots of plants.
With an increasingly warmer climate, there is a trend for springs to arrive earlier and summers to be hotter.
The arrays of fine adhesive hairs or â€˜setaeâ€™ on the foot pads of many insects, lizards and spiders give them the ability to climb almost any natural surface.
Plants producing flower pollen must not leave anything to chance.
Plant biologists are facing pressure to quantify the response of plants to changing environments and to breed plants that can respond to such changes.
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.