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When should it be Green Sunday?

Recently the charming rogue Cliff Arnall made the news again. This time it was a rehash of his 'happiest day of the year' formula...

Moss: is the mother protecting the offspring, or holding it back?

Jessica M. Budke adds another dimension to a recent paper about the development of the calyptra in moss. Is there parent-offspring conflict?

How learned societies can boost your scientific career

Anne Osterrieder is a Research and Science Communication Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.  Over the next few days I’ll be blogging from the annual meeting...

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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...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

Modelling Three-Dimensional Leaf Shape Variation

L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.