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It’s the taste of flesh* that makes a Sundew salivate**

If you want to get a Sundew to feed on its prey, it has to do more than just wriggle.

Your botanical ‘one-stop shop’

There are plant biology journals that seem to concentrate on a single taxon (you know the ones I mean!) – e.g. The Plant Journal and...

Tentacular spectacular

All plants are fascinating, but some are more fascinating than others (to misquote George Orwell, English novelist and journalist). And what is more fascinating...

Waste not, want not…

A little while ago we looked at auxotrophic algae getting a helping hand from bacteria; now we’ll take a look at ‘proper plants’ that...

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