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How does genome size constrain maximum metabolism?

Accepted paper explains how genome size limits maximum photosynthesis via its effects on cell size and packing density.

Hydraulic conductance, resistance, and resilience: how leaves of a tropical epiphyte respond to drought

PREMISE: Because of its broad range in the neotropical rainforest and within tree canopies, the tank bromeliad _Guzmania monostachia_ was investigated as a model of how varying leaf hydraulic conductance (Kleaf ) could help plants resist and recover …

Genome downsizing, physiological novelty, and the global dominance of flowering plants

The abrupt origin and rapid diversification of the flowering plants during the Cretaceous has long been considered an “abominable mystery.” While the cause of their high diversity has been attributed largely to coevolution with pollinators and …