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Dave Frost is the Managing Editor of Annals of Botany. You can contact our Editorial Office at annalsbotany@le.ac.uk

Our August issue is now online

The inset cover image shows the fleshy structures formed by the outermost seed integument (sarcotesta) of the gymnosperm Ginkgo biloba, which are attractive to...

Inside the Kiwi fruit for July’s cover image

The July insert cover image shows the berry section of kiwifruit, Actinidia deliciosa; the blue spots are stained vascular bundles. In common with many...

Raindrops keep falling on my…

For anyone intrigued by this brief article recently in Science, the full paper can be found free online at our website. 

August Image: Apple Stigma

This month the inset cover image shows a detail of the stigma of a flower of apple, Malus × domestica. The acquisition of stigmatic receptivity is concomitant with secretion of arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs, strained green) into the intercellular spaces between cell walls (blue).

Science & Plants for Schools

In the way that you do when you follow a link and then another one and another, I've stumbled across Science & Plants for...

That time of year… when yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang

It's autumn here in the UK, and The Guardian has posted some fine pictures from its readers.

Breeding crops with deeper roots could ‘slash CO2 levels’

Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by...

“It’s an ill wind…

… that blows nobody any good” is an old English idiom that suggests that most bad things that happen have a good result for...

One in five plant species face extinction

First ever comprehensive study of plants, from giant rainforests to common snowdrops, finds 22% of all species at risk, reports The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/sep/29/plant-species-face-extinction

Everyday gripes of a journal editor, part 53: gene or protein?

Confession time: one of the main reasons why I chose to study ecology all those years ago was in order to avoid what, to...

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