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Darwin Day is coming and you can be part of it

Anyone can celebrate Darwin Day and promote science, without even leaving the house.

Coping with phenol-rich foodstuffs

We rightly salute fungi and bacteria as being indispensable to the decomposition processes that breaks down dead organic matter into inorganic components that can...

Better together…

A study shows coral polyps actively generate micro-currents and eddies to promote nutrient inflow and exchange of materials using externally located cilia.

Classical texts re-imagined/re-imaged…

Do you remember the good old days when students read for a degree? Well, I don’t know how much proper reading they do these...

Prizes for plant scientists

Why are botanical FRSs like buses? You wait for ages for one to come along, and then three appear at once! On a more...

2013, International Year of the Wallace(?)

If 2009 ‘belonged’ to Charles Darwin then, if there’s any justice in the world, 2013 has to be ‘owned’ by Alfred Russel Wallace.

Suck on this: predictions and patience in phytobiology

One of the great strengths of the scientific method is its ability to make predictions that can be tested. One of the most famous of...

Proof of phytological principle

Sadly, we don’t have time machines that would permit us to go back and see ancient evolution in action. So we have to make...

Facing the music

Plants are daily subjected to myriad biotic and abiotic factors and have to respond appropriately to them or suffer the consequences. However, one factor...

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Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...
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