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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part IV

This is the last of our quartet of blog posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens, and looks at those...

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part I

This is the first of what is hoped to be a series in which Mr P. Cuttings looks at a group of...

New form of photosynthesis that’s above par

PAR is the acronym for Photosynthetically-Active Radiation, and refers to light with wavelengths of 400 – 700 nm, the so-called visible spectrum, from red...

Skating on thin ice..?

It seems we can expect the Arctic to go green in future years - but that won't be good news for species threatened by Climate Change.

Response of desert moss to increasing nitrogen deposition

Syntrichia caninervis dominates species in moss crusts in many northern hemisphere desert ecosystems, which are facing disturbance from increasing N deposition. Zhang et al....

Responses of beech and spruce foliage to elevated carbon dioxide, increased nitrogen deposition and soil type

Although enhanced carbon fixation by forest trees may contribute significantly to mitigating an increase in atmospheric CO2, capacities for this fixation vary greatly among...

Blue + yellow = ?

What can satellites tell us about the earth's chlorophyll density?

Black is the new… er… green?

What colour are plants? No, not a stupid question, but I bet you were tempted to answer ‘green’? Which is fair enough; chlorophyll is the...

…this month’s most tenuous plant link?

Warning for the zoophobic: this item is about Caenorhabditis elegans – a free-living, transparent nematode {‘roundworm’ –sometimes known as ‘the Arabidopsis of animal biology’...

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Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.

Simulated Herbivory Leads Grasses to Pass Fungal Symbionts to Their Offspring

Many grasses host symbiotic fungi, Epichloë spp. These fungi can help grasses tolerate herbivory, or help repel herbivores. But how do these...

The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson

(or Gardening to Save the Planet) On my every growing to-do list is create...

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.