Born with a silver spoon? How light condition experienced by parent plants influences the response of offspring to light

Wei Xue, Lin Huang, Fei-Hai Yu, T. Martijn Bezemer This is a plain language summary of a Functional Ecology research article that can be found here. It is a common phenomenon in humans, animals, and plants that environmental conditions experienced by a parent can influence their offspring. In plants, this effect can act through both parental effects (i.e. characteristic changes of the parent due to … Continue reading Born with a silver spoon? How light condition experienced by parent plants influences the response of offspring to light

Pictured is the tree frog Dendropsophus leucophyllatus sitting on a branch in French Guiana. This species has shortwave-filtering pigments in the lenses of its eyes, which may help it to see fine detail while navigating its complex arboreal environment. Photo by Christian Cox.

Tree frogs and day-active frogs block UV light from their eyes with filters in their lenses

Kate N. Thomas, David J. Gower, Jeffrey W. Streicher, Rayna C. Bell, Matthew K. Fujita, Ryan K. Schott, H. Christoph Liedtke, CĂ©lio F. B. Haddad, C. Guilherme Becker, Christian L. Cox, Renato A. Martins, Ron H. Douglas This is a plain language summary of a Functional Ecology research article which is published here. This summary is available in Portuguese here Animal eyes are exceptionally diverse, … Continue reading Tree frogs and day-active frogs block UV light from their eyes with filters in their lenses