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Plant blindness in smartphone identification applications – are we passing on our biases to our helpful apps?

It is well-known that people are better at identifying animals than plants and this relative inability of people to identify plants is...

A school curriculum could make New York City seem less grey and more green

Far from being an oxymoron, an educational intervention shows that urban botany can have tremendous value.

The Biostats Booklist

The Biostats Booklist is a crowdsourced list of statistics resources for biologists by biologists. Anyone is welcome to add their own recommendations to the...

A bumper crop of fungi

The Fungal Kingdom, edited by Joseph Heitman, Barbara J. Howlett, Pedro W. Crous, Eva H. Stukenbrock, Timothy Y. James and Neil A. R. Gow,...

Botany global … and local

You can help save the planet with a tweet.

周二推文 Tuesday Tweets from #IBC2017 Shenzen

Catch up with the blog posts and tweets from the International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen on Tuesday.

Botany in the 317 years-long century…

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan and Anatole Tchikine (Editors). Dumbarton Oaks, 2016. Notwithstanding the importance of...

From plants to patients and back: An interview with Dr Kate Castleden

Career paths are a mysterious thing. As they rarely are linear, it helps to pick up miscellaneous transferable skills on the way, and spot new opportunities as they arise. We...

Blooming, brilliant botanical miracles

Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World. Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Deakin. CRC Press, 2016. Warning: this book contains … chemistry(!). If you...

Building a vision for the future: creating a roadmap for UK plant sciences

Plant science has a central role to play in so many of the global challenges facing the world today, including our future food security, the conservation of biodiversity, sustaining ecosystem services, improving global health and mitigating impacts of global climate change. The UK is internationally recognised for its excellence in plant science, and as such is well positioned to help provide solutions across the range of challenges facing the planet now and in the future.

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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,...

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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