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Dragons, coconuts and skyscrapers…

Botanists aren't always genetic engineers. This week Nigel Chaffey finds some have branched out into civil engineering.

Rice resistance responses to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola

Meloidogyne graminicola is responsible for production losses in rice (Oryza sativa) in Asia and Latin America. Petitot et al. assess the cytological and molecular...

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Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

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?