A review of the current state of knowledge about plant defences highlights insights into herbivore adaptations that allow them to cope with these defences.
Results suggest that the co-ordinated action of carbohydrate metabolism and hormone synthesis enables C. obovata to survive unfavourable field conditions.
Strigolactones (SLs) and their derivatives are plant hormones that have recently been identified as regulating root development. Sun et al. study adventious roots (ARs) in SL-deficient (d10) and SL-insensitive (d3) mutants of rice, Oryza...
This model predicts petal surface wettability by considering the additive effects of the geometries of the epidermal cells and the structured cuticle.
Unexpectedly high levels of molecular diversity are found within populations of Sorbus domestica, irrespective of their location.
Results show that most pollen dispersal in subsp. axillaris occurs within populations and there is a high proportion of inbreeding.