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How do you combine simplicity and realism in plant models?

Parsimony and biological reality are often seen as antagonistic goals in plant modelling. Hammer and colleagues argue that isn't always the case, and combining the two approaches could bring benefits to scientists as well as plants.

Collecting wild Miscanthus germplasm and research partners in Asia

While collecting plant material for crop breeding, a team from Aberystwyth University also thought hard about the human side of their work.

Making soy better

Avid readers of the Botany One blog will no doubt be aware of The Story of Soy. Written by Christine du Bois it makes...

Good news for plant scientists who feel the need for speed

How fast does wheat need to be? You might look for taste and texture in a loaf, but why would anyone care about speed?

Lathyrus diversity and crop improvement (Invited Review)

Vaz Patto and Rubiales review the current status and future prospects of Lathyrus diversity conservation and characterization.

Blessed are the peas-makers…

Given the importance of chickpeas, arguably the more genomes the better, not least in helping efforts to develop more drought-tolerant forms.

Yes, but WHY?

On a related ‘down-under’ theme to my previous posting re scarecrows(!), I pose this question: Just because we can, does that mean we should?...

AoB PLANTS Handling Editor involved in an exciting commercial paw paw breeding programme

A recent report places AoB PLANTS Handling Editor Kermit Ritland at the center of a commercial breeding programme of paw paw. "This guy Si...

Education and Research of Plant Breeding for the 21st Century

General Perspective During the 20th Century national, regional and international gene banks established major collections for most crops to ensure the conservation of plant genetic...

Chromosomes Today and the icc18 conference in UK

Review of International Chromosome Conference

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

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