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How the internet changed science

Every year at the Society for Experimental Biology's (SEB) annual meeting there is a special networking event: The 'Women in Science' dinner - which...

When does plant science stop being plant science?

Weeding the Gems talks about nano-cellulose, a new super biomaterial made from from plant or algal biomass.

Social media tips and tools for scientists

Should scientists use social media for work purposes? What types of content can researchers put online and how can they make it reach even...

Pantropical disjunction in Paederia

Paederia is a pantropical genus of 31 species of woody lianas from the family Rubiaceae, with high species’ diversity in both tropical continental Asia...

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.