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How does distance and density dependence vary across life stages of plants?
The Janzen–Connell (J-C) hypothesis suggests that specialized natural enemies cause distance‐ or density‐dependent mortality among host plants and is regarded as an important mechanism for species coexistence. However, there remains significant debate over the generality and magnitude of J-C effects, especially its ro...
Celebrating New Year by running in tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna
The 2020 Mengla Tropical Rainforest Cross Country Running Competition washeld from December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021 in Mengla county of Xishuangbanna prefecture in Yunnan. Two categories have been organized for the third edition of the multi-day competition, with participants competing in either a half marathon o...
Fantastic plants in Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in southwest China's Yunnan Province is a paradise for plant lovers. Here, you can try the Victoria amazonica with giant leaves floating on the water that can support a human. You can also stand beside the giant elephant ear with a height of between 1.5 and 3 meters. Besides, you c...
Watch out for 'flying dragons' in Xishuangbanna rain forest
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden is home to thorny and intertwining vines which appear like flying dragons. The plant named Caesalpinia cucullata can be seen in Yunnan Province, southwest China, and in some other Asian countries. The vines carry small prickles. While walking in the rain forest, people can easily...
Live: Lost in Greenery - Jungle trekking in SW China's Xishuangbanna
Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, located in southwest China's Yunnan Province and bordered with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, has been renowned for its abundant diversity of tropical plants and vegetation. Tune in to find out some nature wonders and bizarres, as CGTN's Ge Ning is on an adventurous journey in the rai...
Genomes offer new insights into fig-wasp symbiotic system
Banyan trees are fig trees that begin their life as epiphyte. The most noticeable feature of banyan Ficus species is their extraordinary aerial roots，which enable them to live as hemi-epiphytes, as do the strangler figs often seen in tropical forests. Being special for the enclosed urn-shaped inflorescence, fig plan...
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