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Plant Records: The world’s most common group of plants is…

...is 'rare' plants. A recent article in Science Advances labelled over a third of species as 'exceedingly rare'.

BioGO, a treasure hunt to teach biology

It's hard for students to do their own thing on an introductory course, when you have an intake of hundreds. The easy way is to rely on lectures, but at the Université catholique de Louvain, they do things differently.

StomaToy — Learning Plant Defence Through Play

Stomata are necessary for photosynthesis, but they're also access points for pathogens. How do plants defend them?

How do stories get chosen for The Week in Botany?

I sometimes get complaints "Why have you shared this instead of that that?"

What experience has had the biggest impact on your career? (Part Two)

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about the experience that has had the biggest impact on their career. This...

What is the best conference or workshop you ever attended? Are there any upcoming conferences or workshops that you are looking forward to?

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about which conferences they had found useful, or were looking forward to. This...

What experience has had the biggest impact on your career?

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about the experience that has had the biggest impact on their career. This...

Celebrating 1, 10 and 100

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

Miraculin: The Miracle in Miracle Fruit

The quest for a sweetener healthier than sugar continues. One possible candidate is Synsepalum dulcificum, but it isn't a simple task to create a new sweetener.

An impatient person’s guide to making black flowers

For World Goth Day, I have tried to make a black flower. It didn't work, but I have failed in a way that might explain why it's not easy to make a Rainbow Rose.

Burning States

Wildfires are on the move in North America. Not just sweeping across landscapes in a season, but also changing where they appear over the years.

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