We have constructed a new CO2 microsensor with a tip diameter as small as the thinnest of human hairs. This new microsensor can be positioned in plant tissues in controlled laboratory experiments as well as in the field, and has already revealed some old secrets of submerged aquatic plants.
Guest author Danica Goggin finds wild radish is a problem weed in many agricultural regions. It is also very good at concealing its herbicide resistance strategies from inquisitive researchers. But with the introduction of synthetic auxin-resistant transgenic crops in North America, we need to keep chipping away at this plant’s shield of secrecy.
We know that flowers entice pollinators with nectar, but how much and what causes a flower to produce as much or as little nectar as it does. In this guest post, Amy Parachnowitsch, Jessamyn Manson and Nina Sletvold introduce their review of the topic, which you can get free from the Annals of Botany.
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