What is alternative splicing of mRNA? Please select an alternatively spliced gene, and describe the regulation of its splicing.
Explain the role of sunlight in the functioning of plants, outline how the quest to reach the sunlight is reflected in the vegetation structure of the rainforest, and outline the some of the important/interesting growth traits and life histories exhibited by rainforest plants related to the quest for sunlight.
2. Explain the importance of water for the functioning of plants and how a lack of water impacts plant cells and tissue, list two biomes where an annual or seasonal deficit of water occurs and influences the physiognomy and/or life history of plants and the vegetation structure, and for each of these biomes outline some of the plant adaptations that allow plants to survive despite prolonged low water availability.