Adam B. Roddy

Evolutionary Plant Physiology


Genome Size

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

Flower Physiology

Defining the physiological dimensions of floral form and evolution

Visualizing Structure & Function

New methods to characterize plant anatomy and physiology

Recent Posts

New paper shows how multiple ecological axes contribute to gradients of selection

New paper proposes the primary dimensons of flower construction

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.

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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