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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

Biology

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

IA PoO

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

Photo credit: LA Times

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

Desertification

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

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My Alphabet of Praise – October 2014

This month gratefulness for these blessings pour out from my heart:

Argon

Bulbs

Celebrations

Ducks

Escalators

Folders

Galvanize

Hangers

Irrigation

Jugs

Kids

Languages

Matches

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Daily Paper

A daily paper in relation to a research project I worked on for 2 years (but that took 4 years to publish!). My results showed that stomatal index is NOT a valid proxy for paleo-carbon dioxide levels, although this review makes a different implication. 380 more words

Ecology Papers