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Plant Taxonomy

Plant Taxonomy is the science that finds, describes, classifies and names plants.

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Ancient flowering plants: DNA sequences and angiosperm classification
Combined with complete genomic sequences, these data will vastly improve understanding of the genetic basis of plant diversity.

Date: 4 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.33, 4 pages

Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and criteria
The study aims to characterise folk taxonomy: classification, naming, criteria, to identify the folk species, subspecies and varieties in the region, and to assess the consistency in folk taxonomy and compare it with formal taxonomy.

Date: 4 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated, 20 pages

The importance of chemosensory clues in Aguaruna tree classification and identification
This paper will describe the importance of odor for woody plant taxonomy and identification among the Aguaruna Jívaro of the northern Peruvian Amazon, focusing on the Aguaruna category númi (trees excluding palms).

Date: 4 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Desert Plant May Hold Key To Surviving Food Shortage
The plant, Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, is unique because, unlike normal plants, it captures most of its carbon dioxide at night when the air is cooler and more humid

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 5.00

Cotton Studies Target Killer: Fusarium Wilt
The long, warm days of a typical California summer make life easy for sun-loving cotton plants.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Native Plants Can Also Benefit From The Invasive Ones
Using empirical tests, a pioneering study shows how plant species, such as the prickly pear, invade Mediterranean ecosystems

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 5.00

Significant Increase In Alien Plants In Europe Observed
The number of alien plant species has more than tripled over the last 25 years.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Student Proves Giant Whorled Sunflower's Extreme Rarity
For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more individual plants of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.50

Genetic Differences In Clover Make One Type Toxic
Some clovers have evolved genes that help the plant produce cyanide -- to protect itself against little herbivores, such as snails, slugs and voles, that eat clover.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.25

World's Hottest Chile Pepper Discovered
Researchers at New Mexico State University recently discovered the world's hottest chile pepper.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.00

Pictures of unspecified plant species
Pictures were taken at the Eastern part of Nepal

Date: 23 Jun 2008, Rating: not rated

PlantTribes: a gene and gene family resource for comparative genomics in plants
The PlantTribes database is a plant gene family database based on the inferred proteomes of five sequenced plant species

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants
Methods for identifying species by using short orthologous DNA sequences, known as "DNA barcodes," have been proposed and initiated to facilitate biodiversity studies, identify juveniles, associate sexes, and enhance forensic analyses.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: 3.00, 6 pages

Chemical Constituents of Dichloromethane Extract of Cultivated Satureja khuzistanica
Four compounds ß-sitosterol, ß-sitosterol-3-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside, ursolic acid and 4',5,6-trihydroxy-3', 7-dimethoxyflavone were characterized from the dichloromethane extract of the aerial parts of Satureja khuzistanica (Lamiaceae)

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Plastid genome structure and loss of photosynthetic ability in the parasitic genus Cuscuta
The genus Cuscuta (dodder) is composed of parasitic plants, some species of which appear to be losing the ability to photosynthesize.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: 5.00, 6 pages

Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments
The authors show that forest fragmentation provokes surprisingly rapid and profound alterations in Amazonian tree-community composition.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 5 pages

Model analysis of flowering phenology in recombinant inbred lines of barley
A generic model for flowering phenology as a function of daily temperature and photoperiod was applied to predict differences of flowering times among 96 individuals (including the two parents) of a recombinant inbred line population in barley

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: 1.00, 6 pages

Preserving Genetic Diversity Of Popular GeraniumPreserving Genetic Diversity Of Popular Geranium
Researchers at The Ohio State University have demonstrated that Target Region Amplification Polymorphism, or TRAP, is an effective method for preserving the important genetic diversity of ornamental flower collections.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

New 'Raider Amethyst' Prairie Verbena: Conserves Water, Drought-tolerant
Prairie verbena, a common wildflower, grows from the Mississippi River to Arizona and from Southern Mexico to South Dakota

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: 3.00

Crimson Rocket Peach Making Its Way To Market
Crimson Rocket peach trees look like tall, thin cousins of the more classically-shaped peach trees.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated