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Final course: ‘Coffee’… *

Or, rather, something to ponder as you finish your meal, maybe with a coffee. Whatever your food(s) of choice, you need the right equipment...

3rd course: Cereal and fern (and meat and fat…) **

Teeth are one source of evidence for food preferences , but how can you be sure that what is found in the mouth is...

2nd course: Cereals, nettles and conifers (and fish…) ****

Famously, humans will have a go at eating anything, which is why they’re considered to be omnivores, and they are therefore omnivorous *. However,...

1st course: Seagrass ****

What’s the one dietary fact everybody knows about sharks? Correct, they eat human beings – as graphically shown in the creature feature film sensation...

Food, glorious food! ***, ****

Plants provide animals with many things: e.g. medicines; building materials; oxygen; useful chemicals (e.g. dyes such as madder, essential oils for aromatherapy, and...

More reasons to like plants

How helpful is healthy eating advice, if you don't have the money for making choices?

Carnivory, more than meets the eye…

No morsel of the victim is wasted when a plant traps its prey.

Don’t ignore the ‘orphans’!

The FAO has launched a ‘traditional crop of the month’ site to generate more appreciation of the nutritional – and often medical – benefits of food plants.

Spotlight on macronutrients (…and finally): Magnesium and a food fight…

Whilst incorporation of essential elements into the body of the plant is undoubtedly important for and to the wellbeing of the plant, their presence...

Spotlight on macronutrients: Touchy-feely calcium…

Calcium (Ca) acts – amongst other things! – as a so-called ‘second messenger’, and participates in many processes of plant growth and development.

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How do you get more DNA down a pollen tube?

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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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