December 13, 2010

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  • Reproductive ecology in a basal angiosperm
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    Reproductive ecology in a basal angiosperm

    Reproductive ecology in a basal angiosperm Trithuria, the sole genus in the family Hydatellaceae, is an important group for understanding early angiosperm evolution because of its sister relationship to the ancient lineage, Nymphaeales (water lilies). Studying the annual Trithuria submersa, Taylor et al. show that delayed autonomous self-pollination compensates for ineffective cross-pollination by wind, resulting […] More

  • Banana sustains ...
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    Banana sustains … for nutrition, for livelihoods and for the environment

    Banana sustains … for nutrition, for livelihoods and for the environment. About 500 people working with banana are meeting in Trichy, in South India, this week. I find it particularly exciting to have discussions with farmers and producers, and people from the industry, to hear about the real concerns now and for the future. I use […] More