Adam B. Roddy

Evolutionary Plant Physiology


Visualizing Structure & Function

New methods to characterize plant anatomy and physiology

Genome Size

Genome size links informational, structural, and functional dimensions of life

Flower Physiology

Defining the physiological dimensions of floral form and evolution

Recent Posts

A grant from NSF will support a collaboration with soft matter physicists to characterize and model 3D flower mesophyll tissue

The major driver influencing variation in 3D leaf mesophyll organization is the allometry of genome size and cell size

New paper explains how genome size limits maximum photosynthesis via its effects on cell sizes and packing densities.

Accepted paper explains how flower size and color have important effects on flower energy balance.

Published paper shows that flower physiological traits covary the same as leaves even though flowers are more hydraulically variable.

Recent Publications

Plant traits-the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants-determine how plants …

For most angiosperms, flowers are critical to reproduction because they increase rates of outcrossing. Flowers are highly variable in …

Despite the diversity of branching architectures in plants, the impact of this morphological variation on hydraulic efficiency has been …

Water transport in vascular plants represents a critical component of terrestrial water cycles and supplies the water needed for the …


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