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    Botany in the 317 years-long century…

    The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan and Anatole Tchikine (Editors). Dumbarton Oaks, 2016. Notwithstanding the importance of botany to the future well-being and survival of mankind on this planet via appropriate management of plants and crops (i.e. agronomy and agriculture), the late 20th and early 21st centuries […] More

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    The role of nitrogen in plant defence

    Plants need nitrogen (N) for growth, development and defence against abiotic and biotic stresses. The widespread use of artificial N fertilisers and the agricultural impact of N nutrition on disease development have been extensively examined. In this review article, Mur et al. show that NO3– or NH4+ fertilisers affect the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions. They […] More