Modelling root development with signalling control There are two major challenges for using functional–structural modelling to study autoregulation of nodulation: reconstruction of legume root architecture and co-ordination of signalling with developmental processes. To meet these challenges, Han et al. use L-studio software and develop techniques for characterising soybean lateral roots, collecting nodule distribution information, simulating [...]
Archive for September 24th, 2010
The October edition of Annals of Botany is now available online. As well as the free Plant Cuttings, there’s also a free review of Plant cell biology. From astronomy to zoology. How do you get astronomy and zoology into plants cells? You’ll have to read the review. There’s a free short communication Did Drosera evolve [...]
Confession time: one of the main reasons why I chose to study ecology all those years ago was in order to avoid what, to me, were twin peaks of incomprehensibility – biochemistry and genetics. I liked to be able to see what was going on: a plant’s growth, a leaf’s reaction to drought, or stomatal [...]
In fact flowers seduce insects into mating outside their kingdom. NeuroDojo has the dirty details.