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Special Issue on Plant Cell Walls – Free Online

Special Issue on Plant Cell Walls – Free Online

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Although plants and many algae (e.g. the Phaeophyceae, brown, and Rhodophyceae, red) are only very distantly related they are united in their possession of carbohydrate-rich cell walls, which are of integral importance being involved in many physiological processes. Furthermore, wall components have applications within food, fuel, pharmaceuticals, fibres (e.g. for textiles and paper) and…

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Accumulation of ferruginol in heartwood-forming xylem

Heartwood formation is a unique phenomenon of tree species but the mechanisms by which the substances involved accumulate are unclear.

Accumulation of ferruginol in heartwood-forming xylem

Heartwood formation is a unique phenomenon of tree species but the mechanisms by which the substances involved accumulate are unclear.

Heterozygosity–fitness correlations in pedunculate oak

Increased homozygosity caused by population fragmentation can directly affect individual plant fitness through the expression of deleterious alleles, and drought stress induced by climate change may exacerbate these effects.

Heterozygosity–fitness correlations in pedunculate oak

Increased homozygosity caused by population fragmentation can directly affect individual plant fitness through the expression of deleterious alleles, and drought stress induced by climate change may exacerbate these effects.

M people and the ‘B’ word…

M people and the ‘B’ word…

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Image: Wikimedia Commons.

No, this is not an item about M People, an ‘English house music band which formed in 1990 and achieved success throughout most of the 1990s’, nor about using profane language… Anyway, how would any of that be relevant to a straitlaced, sober, serious botanical news round-up that is the hallmark of a P. Cuttings item? It isabout the phenomenon (I don’t think that’s too…

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Nitrate uptake modelling in plants: functional components

Difficulties in linking the various regulations of nitrate transport acting at different levels of time and on different spatial scales have hindered the development of models for nitrogen uptake.

Nitrate uptake modelling in plants: functional components

Difficulties in linking the various regulations of nitrate transport acting at different levels of time and on different spatial scales have hindered the development of models for nitrogen uptake.