How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 5)

From Stressed Plants as Good Neighbors to the Genome of a Parasitic Flowering Plant.  And the top five most popular tweets of 2021 at HowPlantsWork are: #5 – How plants become good neighbours in times of stress “So how do plants prevent elongated growth under deep shade conditions? The secret lies in…

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How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 1)

Welcome Back! After over more than a year-long hiatus from scribbling blog posts, we’re back. Let’s resume by counting down the “top 25 tweets” of 2021 from the HowPlantsWork twitter feed. “What the heck is a top tweet”?, you may ask. As defined by Twitter, it’s a ranking of tweets…

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The Selfish Plant 3 – Self-Incompatibility and Kin Recognition

When No Really Means No (In Plants) When it comes to sexual reproduction, nearly half of all flowering plant species are self-incompatible. That is, the pollen (male parts of flowers) produced by an individual plant is somehow recognized by the plant and rendered ineffectual in self-fertilizing the ovules (female parts…

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