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What questions should we be asking the public – and which public should we be asking?

Over the weekend there's been discussion on twitter about how to enthuse people about plants. Helen Gazeley kicked it off by asking Will James...

Behaviour of eversporting eudicot chimeras

Behaviour of eversporting gymnosperm chimeras indicates a single apical cell is present in the shoot apical meristem. Korn studies one Mentha (Lamiaceae), one Euonymus (Celastraceae)...

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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.

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....