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Photosynthesis: a fast-changing process in an even faster world

Photosynthesis is the process that fuels a plant. It sets the energy budget for the organism. It's no surprise it's a well-studied process, tet...

Genetic and genomic approaches to biomass crop improvement at Bioenergy Genomics 2017

On Tuesday morning at the Bioenergy Genomics 2017 we will be looking at biofuel genomics. But what does that mean?

Plant Records: An ever increasing pot of gold

Name: Maize or Corn Scientific name: Zea mays Known for: Food of the Gods (or Blasphemy against them when in Corn Dogs) Record broken: Yields I expect most...

From genes to networks: genetic control of root growth (Invited Review)

This review first describes the root system and then presents fundamental work that has shed light on the basic regulatory principles of root growth and development.

Farming in the DNA

Archaeology shows that farming spread across Europe from the Middle East. For Europeans, farming started in the Fertile Crescent in the Levant, Turkey and...

Question: when is a seed not a seed?

This article explores the future potential for DOI numbers to be used in identifying plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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...

A new day dawning: Hemerocallis as a model organism

Genetic model organisms have revolutionized science, and with rapid advances in technology there is significant potential to launch more plant species towards model status. However, these new model organisms have to be carefully selected.

Proteaceae, Banksia, Macadamia nuts and the Annals of Botany Cover

Our videoblog discusses plants in the family Proteaceae, a well-known Southern hemisphere family with many beautiful and well-known representatives in Africa and Australia. The...

Feeling sleepy

Like most animals, plants also sleep at night. At least, many do, but not, unfortunately, Arabidopsis, and our scientific over-reliance on this one...

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Subtle damage to hydrated tissue occurs at a far lower dosage than previously thought, and may be difficult to recognize.

Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...