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Stomata of Arctotis (dicots)

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Arctotis arctoides (Asteraceae)

The foliar micromorphology of Arctotis arctotoides (L.f.) O. Hoffm

by Badmus A. A., Afolayan A. J. (2010)

in Academic Journals – Vol.4(16), pp. 151 more words



“Diffusion is a form of passive transport (no energy required) in which substances flow from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration:” 60 more words


Photosynthesis in CAM Plants/Succulents (L80)

Give one or more reasons that photosynthesis is challenging for plants in a desert environment. Describe in detail the adaptations that plants have made in order to deal with this challenge. 203 more words


Engineered ABA receptors and drought tolerance

One of the biggest developments in plant biology of recent years is the discovery of receptors for the main plant growth regulators. Abscisic acid (ABA) has been known to regulate drought responses since the 1960s, yet its receptor was only identified in 2009. 256 more words


Plants get stressed too!

It’s not just animals and people that feel the effects of stress. In many ways, plants are even more vulnerable than we are, lacking our option to move away from whatever is causing us difficulties. 806 more words

Genetically engineering plants that survive on less water

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Pictured are two plants that went 12 days with no water, and then were watered again. Keep reading to see why the plant on the right survived. 98 more words


Dark Side of the Stomata: New mutations controlling Guard Cell Aperture

One of the most fundamental environmental stimuli plants experience is the daily light-dark cycle – failure to coordinate biological processes with the external light-dark cycle results in significant decreases in plant productivity (see… 381 more words