News tagged with plants

New research unlocks the mystery of leaf size

Why is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? Why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts? The textbooks say it's a balance between water availability ...

dateSep 01, 2017 in Ecology
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Stressed seedlings in space

Life on Earth has a myriad of problems, but gravity isn't one of them – staying grounded means organisms can soak up the light and heat that enables growth. 

dateNov 08, 2017 in Space Exploration
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