Citations with the tag: PLANTS -- Adaptation
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- Yugoslavian plants adapt to Midwest landscape.
Widrlechner, Mark P. // Agricultural Research; May94, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p23
Reports that Yugoslavian plants collected by scientists in the mid-1970's still thrive at test sites in the Midwest.
- Good plant bad plant.
Miller, Jono // Sarasota Magazine; Oct95, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p28
Presents a guide to various plants that are adaptable and not adaptable to Sarasota, Florida. Popularity of the live oak; Characteristics of the plants; Fruit trees in the list.
- Adaptation of five columnar cactus species to various conditions in the Negev Desert of Israel
Raveh, Eran; Mizrahi, Yosef; Nerd, Avinoam // Economic Botany; Jul/Sep1993, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p304
No abstract available.
- The Case Of The Stained Sweater.
Norlander, Britt // Scholastic SuperScience; Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p4
A puzzle related to plant adaptations is presented.
- Perfume or Poison?
Rowlands, Philippa; Hickey, Georgina // Nature Australia; Spring98, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p10
Presents information on nicotine. Nicotine as natural pesticide used by plants; How plants prevent pollinators from being affected by nicotine; Nicotine production of plants in the morning and evening.
- An investigation of leaf mosaics.
Oxlade, E.L. // Journal of Biological Education; Spring98, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p34
Presents an investigation of the morphological adaptation in plants known as leaf mosaic. Description and classification; Morphological and growth features that contribute to leaf mosaic; Quantitative estimation of relative efficiencies of different leaf mosaic.
- Between a Rock and a Cold Place.
Wolkomir, Joyce; Wolkomir, Richard // National Wildlife; Jun/Jul87, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p46
Focuses on the budding of alpine flowers in Mt. Evans in Colorado. Development of survival characteristics; Alpine flower's protection from cold through the hair; Ecological adaptation of plants; Reproduction of alpine flowers.
- The Green Thumb.
Abraham, Doc; Abraham, Katy // Consumers' Research Magazine; Feb2001, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p36
Presents answers to questions about gardening, plants, trees and nature. How to care for plants in winter; Cause of Foxfire; Types of plants that remove odors from a house.
- Snowed Under.
Wayland, Bridget // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416); Nov/Dec99, Vol. 23 Issue 149, p68
Presents information on cold-weather plants. Juniper; Artemisia; Boxwood.
- How to deal with plant personalities.
DeCoster, Lester A. // American Forests; Mar/Apr95, Vol. 101 Issue 3/4, p21
Focuses on the process of how plants grow and develop into mature trees. Sunlight as the key to a tree's survival; Mechanisms for photosynthesis; Classification and strategies of trees in acquiring sunlight; Advantages of thinning dense tree areas. INSET: Different goods for different woods..
- Photosynthetic acclimation to temperature and drought in the endemic chelan rockmat, Petrophytum...
Moore, Darrin J.; Nowak, Robert S.; Nowak, Cheryl L. // American Midland Naturalist; Apr98, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p374
Explores the potential use of Petrophytum cinerascens as an indicator of climate change by examining the plant's ability to photosynthetically acclimate to increased growth temperature. Two basic mechanism for plants to survive changes in global temperature; Factors that contribute to the...
- The east-facing flowers of Drosera tracyi.
Wilson, Paul // American Midland Naturalist; Apr94, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p366
Suggests that the adaptation of presenting flowers toward the sun of the plant Drosera tracyi is an evolutionary anachronism that no longer has a function. Absence of effect on enhancement of pollination; Manipulation of inflorescences to face West instead of East.
- Russian plants make trek to the Midwest.
Wilson, Paul // American Nurseryman; 2/1/96, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p17
Reports on a research project created to find out if plant life which grew in the former Soviet Union can be cultivated in the Midwest. Research being conducted by Chicago Botanic Gardens; Number of plants collected from the region in the early 1900's; Where plants originated from; Types of...
- BOTANISTS ON PARK.
Sacks, Oliver // New Yorker; 8/13/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 23, p25
The article discusses the activities of a group of fern enthusiasts in New York City. A tour of the Park Avenue viaduct by members of the American Fern Society and the Torrey Botanical Society is described. The varieties of ferns and their significance in the history of the Earth's environment...
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p10
A definition of the term "Adaptive," which refers to the changes of a plant that act to preserve its full development, is presented.
- adaptive capacity:.
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p10
A definition of the term "Adaptive Capacity," which refers to the genetically set range of flexibility of reactions of a plant and/or population enabling it to respond in different ways to differing conditions.
- behavior flexibility:.
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p54
A definition of the term "behavior flexibility," which refers to all means of plant behavior permitting temporary adaptation to environmental conditions, is presented.
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p145
The term "ecovalence" is defined as the parameter for measuring the quantitative aspect of ecological adaptability.
- Adapting to survive.
Manda, Dave // Prairie Farmer; Oct2011, p54
The article offers information on the adaptation of corn and kernel for survival.
- THE POPULATION BIOLOGY OF LIPARIS LOESELII, LOESELII, LOESEL'S TWAYBLADE, IN A MASSACHUSETTS WETLAND.
McMaster, Robert T. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2001, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p163
Presents a study that examined a wild population of Loesel's twayblade, Liparis loeselii, in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Features of the orchid, Liparis loeselii; Ability to adapt to changing conditions; Factors that explain the apparent differences in resource allocation between...
- Plasticity lets plants soak up the sun.
R. C. // BioScience; Jan1998, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p10
Discusses research which studied the plastic response of crowded plants and their lifetime fitness. Study of Impatiens capensis; Elongation of stems in crowded plants; Instances of phenotypic plasticity; Tricking plants to behave as if they were grown at low density; Implications of stem...
- Association mapping of local adaptation traits of Scots pine in a European wide population sample.
Kn�rr, Timo; Kujala, Sonja; Sillanp��, Mikko J; Avia, Komlan; Vaattovaara, Aleksia; K�rkk�inen, Katri; Savolainen, Outi // BMC Proceedings; 2011 Supplement, Vol. 5 Issue Suppl 7, p1
An abstract of the conference paper "Association mapping of local adaptation traits of Scots pine in a European wide population sample," by Timo Kn�rr and colleagues is presented.
- Darwin's naturalization hypothesis challenged..
Duncan, Richard P.; Williams, Peter A. // Nature; 6/6/2002, Vol. 417 Issue 6889, p608
Naturalized plants can have a significant ecological and economic impact, yet they comprise only a fraction of the plant species introduced into new areas by humans. Darwin proposed that introduced plant species will be less likely to establish a self-sustaining wild population in places with...
- Flowers That Make Heat While the Sun Shines.
Knutson, Roger M. // Natural History; Oct81, Vol. 90 Issue 10, p75
Probes plant adaptations to cold weather. Measurement of amounts of energy that enter and leave the earth's environments and organisms; Surface and anatomical properties of stems; Examination of early blooming flowers in northeast Iowa; Adaptations of snow trillums, hepaticas, anemones and the...
- Muhlenbergia Regal Mist:Small size, feathery flowers draw interest.
Neal, Kevin // NMPRO - Nursery Management & Production; Jan2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p12
Provides information related to muhlenbergia regal mist, a small size feathery flower. Compatibility around water features and swimming pools; Tolerance to light shades; Adaptation to wide range of soils.
- Some like it hot...try silver in the sun.
Elliot, Gwen // Australian Horticulture; Feb2004, Vol. 102 Issue 2, p10
Presents several Australian plants that thrive in hot sunshine. Description of Leucophyta brownii or cushion bushes; List of plant species which have silvery or grey leaves; Use of silvery-grey foliage for the survival of the plants in sunny conditions.
- FROM THE Woodlands of Asia.
MEANS, JOAN // Horticulture; Mar99, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p60
Presents information on shade-loving plants from Asia which are now gracing American gardens. Japan as a major supplier of outstanding foliage plants; Information on epimediums; Examples of shade-loving plants from Asia.
- Adaptations of Lotus pedunculatus Cav. for Nitrogen Fixation in a Riverine Wetland Plant Community.
Allan, C.E.; Wheeler, C.T. // Botanical Journal of Scotland; 2000, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p149
Reports on the adaptations of Lotus pedunculatus for nodulation and nitrogen fixation in a wetland ecosystem within the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve in Scotland. Effects of limited water supply and flooding on glasshouse grown plants; Seasonality and distribution of Lotus biomass;...
- Resistance of Surface Phosphohydrolases of Barley Root Cells to Nickel Salts Is One of Factors of Plant Adaptation to Excessive Nickel in the Environment.
Fedorovskaya, M. D. // Biology Bulletin; Nov2004, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p591
We studied the effect of nickel ions on the activity of ecto-phosphohydrolases (acid phosphatase and Ca-stimulated nucleotidase) from root surface of etiolated barley seedlings as well as from root microsomal fraction. The presence of nickel nitrate (25 �M) proved to stop root growth and...
- COMPASS: SCOTLAND.
Fedorovskaya, M. D. // Garden; Aug2004, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p656
Provides information on a tour to be held at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden in Scotland in September 2004 to learn about plant adaptations. Plants to be highlighted at the event, including the Yucca; Examples of factors that affect plant adaptations; Characteristics of botanic gardens.
- Southwest: Ocotillo Loco.
Calhoun, Scott // Horticulture; Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p23
The article features the ocotillo or the Fouquieria splendens plant. It can adapt to extreme weather. It alternately leafs out and become deciduous five or six times annually. The ocotillo canes can be used as fences. INSET: Plants of the Southwest.
- Two Billion Years in Death Valley.
Curry, H. Donald; Taylor, Frank J. // Saturday Evening Post; 6/13/1942, Vol. 214 Issue 50, p16
The article features the Death Valley in the U.S. Fossil imprints were discovered at the mountain, including camel tracks. The tracks discovered were from a number of animal species. The mountain is compared to the Grand Canyon. Plants in the valley have the ability to adapt to the living...
- LICHEN FLORA OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE CONURBATION: A CONSPECTUS.
Seaward, M. R. D. // Naturalist (00280771); Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 135 Issue 1075, p173
The article examines the West Yorkshire conurbation (WYC) lichen flora in England. It presents an analysis regarding the significant changes in lichen nomenclature and a better understanding of the status of many species. It also notes the factors that affect the reproduction of the lichen flora...
- A man hiding in the garden.
Elliot, Gwen // Australian Horticulture; Aug2004, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p15
Offers a look on Cryptandra amara, a genus of small shrubs in Australia. Description; Weather adaptability; Information on cryptandra scortechninii species.
- TOUGH FUCHSIAS.
Fahey, Eileen // American Fuchsia Society Bulletin; May/Jun2006, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p7
Focuses on the adaptability of fuchsias to various weather conditions. Factor that enables the plant to be potted; Adaptability of the plant to frost conditions; Adaptability of the plant to wind storms.
- An integrated approach to demonstrating the ANR pathway of proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in plants.
Peng, Qing-Zhong; Zhu, Yue; Liu, Zhong; Du, Ci; Li, Ke-Gang; Xie, De-Yu // Planta; Sep2012, Vol. 236 Issue 3, p901
Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are oligomers or polymers of plant flavan-3-ols and are important to plant adaptation in extreme environmental conditions. The characterization of anthocyanidin reductase (ANR) and leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LAR) has demonstrated the different biogenesis of four...
- Adaptive Strategies of Mosses to Desiccation.
MAKINDE, Amos; FAJUKE, Aina Arinola // Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca; 2009, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p191
Adaptive features of six selected mosses -- Octoblepharum albidum, Racopilum africanum, Thuidium gratum (forest species) and Archidium ohioense, Bryum coronatum and Fissidens subglaucissimus (derived savanna species) were investigated with the view to evaluating water retention capabilities,...
- Gaura takes summer in stride.
Askey, Linda C. // Southern Living; Jun94, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p92
Features the native perennial gaura and its adaptability to the southern United States climate. Growing patterns; Heat tolerance; Description of flowers; Propagation; Ideal planting site.
- IWGS names 2007 plants of the year.
Askey, Linda C. // Garden Center Magazine; May2007, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p24
The article features the 2007 plants of the year selected by the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society in the United States. Members of the society selected Cyperus papyrus "King Tut," Nymphaea "Texas Dawn" and Nelumbo "Mrs. Perry D. Slocum" based on beauty, ease of cultivation and...
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p333
Two definitions of the term "preadaptation" are presented. It refers to an adaptation evolved in one adaptive zone which proves especially advantageous in an adjacent zone and so allows the organism to radiate into it. In breeding, the term refers t
- Influence of multiple factors on plant local adaptation: soil type and folivore effects in Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae).
Ortegón-Campos, Ilka; Abdala-Roberts, Luis; Parra-Tabla, Víctor; Carlos Cervera, J.; Marrufo-Zapata, Denis; Herrera, Carlos // Evolutionary Ecology; May2012, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p545
Different environmental factors can have contrasting effects on the extent of plant local adaptation (LA). Here we evaluate the influence of folivory and soil type on LA in Ruellia nudiflora by performing reciprocal transplants at two sites in Yucatan (Mexico) while controlling for soil source...
- Geographical variation in population demography and life history traits of Tecate cypress ( Hesperocyparis forbesii) suggests a fire regime gradient across the USA-Mexico border.
Gouvenain, Roland; Delgadillo, Jose // Plant Ecology; May2012, Vol. 213 Issue 5, p723
Plant adaptations to fire often display spatial heterogeneity associated with geographical variation in fire regime. We examined whether populations of the Tecate cypress ( Hesperocyparis forbesii Adams) in southern California and northern Baja, Mexico, exhibited spatial heterogeneity in cone...
- Physocarpus opulifolius Little Devil™ First Editions®.
Ziesak, David C. // American Nurseryman; May2013, Vol. 213 Issue 5, p38
The article offers information on Little Devil™ ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius). It states that Little Devil™ is a versatile and compact dark-foliage ninebark that is known for soil and climate adaptibility. Moreover, it mentions the compatibility and usage of Little Devil™ in...
Ziesak, David C. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary; 2009, p160
A definition of "halophyte" is presented. It refers to a plant adapted to living in salty soil, as along the seashore. The mangrove and grasses that grow in salt marshes are halophytes.
- Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Zale, Peter // American Nurseryman; 4/1/2009, Vol. 209 Issue 4, p62
The article focuses on Stachys monieri "Hummelo," a clump-forming plant. It says that Hummelo enables to grow easily on many different areas, and requires little to no care once established. Its ability to adapt to various landscape settings can be seen in its broad distributional range in the...
- Weather tolerant crops next big breakthrough?
Brandon, Hembree // Southeast Farm Press; 11/17/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 26, p4
The article focuses on the genetic advances that give crops resistance to extreme weather conditions, such as heat, drought, and flooding.
- Semi-viviparous embryo development and dehydrin expression in the mangrove Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
Ismail, Flora AbdulRahman; Nitsch, Lisette M. C.; Wolters-Arts, Mieke M. C.; Mariani, Celestina; Derksen, Jan W. M. // Sexual Plant Reproduction; Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p95
Rhizophora mucronata Lam. is a tropical mangrove with semi-viviparous (cotyledon body protrusion before shedding), non-quiescent and non-desiccating (recalcitrant) seeds. As recalcitrance has been thought to relate to the absence of desiccation-related proteins such as dehydrins, we for the...
- Controlling Container Weeds.
Altland, James // American Nurseryman; 6/15/2007, Vol. 205 Issue 12, p38
The article discusses the biology and control of the three weeds such as creeping woodsorrel, pealwort and Northern willowherb in the U.S., and highlights its unique adaptations to container environment. It states that understanding the biology of the weeds is necessary to control their spread...
- AHGA names Hosta of the Year.
Altland, James // American Nurseryman; 3/15/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 6, p16
The article offers information about Blue Mouse Ears wherein it is named as the "2008 Hosta of the Year," by the American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA). AHGA has chosen the said hosta due to its growth and adaptability in any shade garden. The criteria includes the distinction, its...
- Central Amazon Floodplain Forests: Root Adaptations to Prolonged Flooding.
De Simone, O.; Junk, W. J.; Schmidt, W. // Russian Journal of Plant Physiology; Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p848
The floodplains of Central Amazonia represent a complex system of inundated river valleys and shallow lakes along the Solim�es�Amazonas river, which is subjected to an annual flood-pulse lasting up to 10 months. Such flooding reaching an amplitude of about ten meters causes dramatic changes...