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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 III

This is the third of our quartet of posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image:...

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

Continuing our look at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image: NASA Earth Observatory/ Wikipedia

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...

Three kinds of algae? Blooming marvellous news!

Bloom: From food to fuel, the epic story of how algae can save our world by Ruth Kassinger 2019. Elliott & Thompson. As a Botanist,...

Brand new 3.7 billion years old stromatolites

One of the most ancient forms of life on the planet might be more common than we thought.

Phytohormone profiles and metabolism in cyanobacteria and algae

The majority of available data on phytohormone profiles and metabolism concerns vascular plants. Žižková et al. monitor the mechanisms by which two main groups...

Tree rings stop cell division in plants

This week Nigel Chaffey finds he has a vision problem that needs more than a trip to the optician.

Moss, bringer of stability, and life…

This week Nigel Chaffey takes a closer look at mosses, the mighty colonisers of the land.

Ecophysiology of Nostoc – pioneer and permanent resident

As free-living organisms and as symbionts in lichens, Nostoc species are both pioneers and permanent members of harsh ecosystems.

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Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

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Not All Pine Needles Are Identical: Lower Crown Loss in Pinus radiata

When fungal infection comes to Pinus radiata, it can run through the bottom of the crown of the tree, removing its leaves....

How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

A common event for flowering plants is whole genome duplication (WGD), where a plant gets extra chromosomes. It’s often studied in mature...

Simulating the effects of local adaptation and life history on the ability of plants to track climate shifts

Local adaptation is common but not universal in plants and results from the interplay of gene flow with natural selection. Gene flow...
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