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Daily Archives: Aug 17, 2010

Community action on Biodiversity

The Guardian reports on how communities are swapping seeds to save plants and foods in the face of climate change. (link)

What I did on my holidays

On the way up to Scotland, we stopped at Durham and spent a day at the University Botanic Garden: The garden is very well maintained,...

Thoughts on Don’t be Such a Scientist by Randy Olson

As well as developing the social media presence for the Annals of Botany, I've also started work on writing press releases for some papers...

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Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...

Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...