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Can Early Career Researchers write reviews? The case of Zinc.

Philip White talks to Martin Broadley about how they wrote some highly-cited reviews as Early Career Researchers.

Plants can show your presence at a crime scene

How empty does a room have to be to have no witnesses?

Reflections on “Chlorophyll fluorescence – a practical guide”

Philip White talks to Giles Johnson and finds out that what some people call a waste of time, other people call a citation classic.

Can carnivorous plants control an invasive hornet?

Betteridge's law of headlines states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." But some scientists in France have tested Sarracenia to find the answer is more like 'not yet'.

Spanish mistletoe travels

Mistletoe is said to ward off evil, but it cannot ward off climate change. However, a new study from Spain shows it might be able to escape the worst for a while.

Researching Pollen Illuminating the Invisible

For many people, pollen means nose itching and eyes watering - but it is so much more. It is the reason we have food on our plates, and flowers around us. When pollen forms abnormally or degenerates, it is unable to generate new life through the production of a seed. Many factors can affect pollen development, and this is what my research is about.

Plant Pathologists are heroes

Understanding an imaginary virus could have real consequences.

Fungus gnats see red when pollinating

Some plants rely on gnats for pollination, but they also rely on fungi to provide a food source for the next generation of gnats.

Plants and Fungi: An ancient partnership

Why are we interested in fungi here? Partly because if you're interested in plants, you'll find fungi everywhere.

The first footholds for land plants may have been much smaller than imagined

A polysaccharide found in the cell walls of land plants has now been found outside the cell. This chemical, Xyloglucan, could be one of clues as to how plants moved onto land.

Plant defences can be overwhelmed by a snail’s sweet tooth

Building up toxic metals in the leaves won't deter snails from taking a nibble, if the leaf is sweet enough.

Amaranthus tricolor: eat your greens (and reds and purples)

While leafy green vegetables are wilting under the summer heatwave, the drought and heat tolerant leafy vegetable, amaranth, provides a nutritious alternative.

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X-ray dose limits for microscopy lower than we thought

Subtle damage to hydrated tissue occurs at a far lower dosage than previously thought, and may be difficult to recognize.