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The scented story of rice

A guest post by Debarati Chakraborty The power of aroma compounds to offer physical, mental and spiritual delight is...

Wild relatives of beans retain useful drought resistance

A new study of wild crop relatives of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) finds they retain useful adaptations to drought stress.

Larger apples have lower natural defences against pests

Botanists find a clear trade-off between fruit size and phytochemical production, helping to explain why our modern varieties are highly susceptible to diseases and pests.

The poorly known Ethiopian crop Enset

Enset, a relative of the banana, provides the staple food for around 20 million Ethiopians, yet is barely known outside of the region.

Seed characteristic variations and genetic structure of wild Zizania latifolia along a latitudinal gradient in China

Crop wild relatives are important genetic resources for crop improvement, but they can also be candidates for crop domestication. Zizania latifolia is a perennial aquatic grass...

Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World by Alice Roberts

List books can be good, but there's a knack to them. Nick Lane's Life Ascending works because the various features to life he lists...

Morphology, phylogeny and adaptation

The study of plant evolution and development in a phylogenetic context has accelerated research advances in both areas over the last decade. The addition...

DArT whole genome profiling and evolution of edible banana

Edible banana varieties underwent a series of bottlenecks during their evolution and domestication, resulting in a number of original genotypes that diversified clonally. Sardos...

What can you do with a photo of a Gray Ghost?

Sometimes a paper comes with an image that deserves more attention. What can you do with images that should be shared? We're adding a Pinterest account.

Crocus, saffron-omics and the highest value crop

Saffron, the stigma of Crocus sativus, is the highest priced agricultural product (often €/$25 or £15 per gram) and a good example of a...

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Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?
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