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The Big Botany Challenge – promoting passion for plants in our schools!

Jonathan Mitchley on a symposium coming to Reading University in November to help fight plant blindness.

BLINKing stomata: an optogenetic approach to improve plant growth and water use

Photosynthesis needs water. Guest blogger Maria Papanatsiou has a new way of increasing water efficiency in plants, enabling them to do more with less.

Celebrating 1, 10 and 100

Treasurer Roderick Hunt celebrates a few milestones for the Annals of Botany Company.

New CO2 microsensor reveals old secrets of plants

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.

Synthetic auxin resistance in wild radish is still an enigma

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.

Orchid seeks the most passionate pollinators

It's not enough to mimic a female - you have to do it well.

The rewards of chasing nectar

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.

Plant-animal interactions deal with wildfires in unexpected ways

A guest post by Yedra García, María Clara Castellanos and Juli G. Pausas Wildfires might seem like dramatic events, even in ecosystems where they are...

Elevated carbon dioxide: Getting to the root of the problem

How will plants respond to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere? Botanists at BIFoR, the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research have gone underground to find some of the answers.

Germination in the Cerrado is unique

How rapidly does a seed need to germinate to survive? In Brazil's Cerrado, it's not just about speed, but starting at the right time.

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