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May 10, 2013
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How some leaves got fat: It’s the veins

Some plants, such as succulents, have managed to grow very plump leaves. For that to happen, according to a new study in Current Biology, plants had to evolve 3-D arrangements of their leaf veins in order to maintain adequately efficient hydraulics for … Continue reading

December 25, 2012
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Blades and Clades: Why Some Grasses Got Better Photosynthesis

Two groups — clades — of grasses that once had a common ancestry diverged. The PACMAD clade was predisposed to evolve a more efficient “C4” means of photosynthesis than grasses in the BEP clade. In a new study in the … Continue reading