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Tackling plant blindness: Botany by stealth…

School lessons devoted to plants may be off-putting to those students who are already plant-averse. So, why not smuggle bits of plant information into lessons on topics as diverse as Geography, History, Art & Design, and Computing to show how relevant plants are?

A tiny silver bullet for cut flowers?

The cut flower industry – wherein stems of intact growing flowering plants are removed, and transported from their place of growth to a place...

Nano? NaYES!

Nanoparticles of zinc oxide (ZnO) may aid the use of organic Phosphorus in plants.

The interconnectedness of plant studies

Have you ever wondered how the monthly Plant Cuttings’ collection comes to be? Do you think Mr P Cuttings knows in advance what he’s...

Grounds for climate change optimism?

When global warming and greenhouse gases are mentioned (and they are, seemingly endlessly, but does anybody listen? Does anybody do anything about it..?) ,...

Plants: nature’s sponge?

Can peppermint cure the ill-effects of second-hand smoking?

Revving up photosynthesis with nanotechnology – take that, greenhouse effect!

What happens when you insert single-walled carbon nanotubes into the leaves of Arabidopsis?

Nanoparticles may compromise crops

Advances (ever an optimistic notion!) in technology take many forms and may have unanticipated consequences. Take, for example, the emerging discipline of nanotechnology, which...

Plant names, alchemy and Alchemilla

Plant names often have an interesting history behind them: I came across Alchemilla while looking up a plant I photographed at the weekend. Thinking...

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

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Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

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