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Molecular cytogenetics of repetitive DNA in jute species

The genomes and chromosomes of the important fibre crops white jute and Tossa jute (Corchorus species) are poorly characterized. Information is essential for breeding...

Annals of Botany, now with all images FREE!

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Cattails - one of the most useful plants ever?

Hydraulic resistances in developing kiwifruit berry

Xylem flows into most fruits decline as the fruit develop, with important effects on mineral and carbohydrate accumulation. Mazzeo et al. use pressure chamber and...

Altmetrics beyond the numbers

There's an interesting post up on Gaming Altmetrics at altmetric.com. We're looking seriously at improving how our papers are presented for altmetric services like...

Announcing a brand new cellular organelle – the tannosome

Annals of Botany publishes a description of a new cellular organelle found in all vascular plants.

Hydrotropism and root-system development in arabidopsis

The gene MIZU-KUSSEI 1 (MIZ1) has been shown to regulate root hydrotropism in Arabidopsis thaliana, but its role in plant growth and survival under...

Plant pathologists fight to prevent the chocopocalypse

At a time when we are increasingly dependent on plants for survival, funding for plant pathology is being cut. Ed Yong gives one example...

Variation and evolution of herkogamy in Exochaenium

The spatial separation of stigmas and anthers (herkogamy) functions to reduce self-pollination and avoid interference between pollen dispersal and receipt. Little is known about...

Plants… chickens… children…

Are plants better at maths than humans?

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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.