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Your botanical ‘one-stop shop’

There are plant biology journals that seem to concentrate on a single taxon (you know the ones I mean!) – e.g. The Plant Journal and...

Picture perfect vs. perfect genuine…

With free digital image editing software has come the temptation to ‘massage’ images so that they look their best.

Chloroplasts are how old???

It is widely acknowledged that eukaryotic cells (you know, the ones with a membrane-bound nucleus and a variety of other membrane-bound organelles (cf. prokaryotes))...

The Repressive ER

Translation-inhibition activity by miRNAs occurs on the ER, and requires AMP1, which encodes an integral membrane protein associated with ER.

Roles for calcium: numero uno

One important function of calcium is the part it plays in the water-splitting reaction of photosynthesis.

Sex inequality in science: skirting around the issue?

Recognising the under-representation of women in the science arena (including botany, which is a science – see David Chamovitz’s Daily Plant blog on this...

Hard-up botanist, please give generously

Times are hard; everybody wants more (but seems to be getting less…), many demands are placed upon the flimsy, finite finances of states and...

New methodologies…

In the olden days – e.g. the 19th Century – science was severely hampered by the lack of technology to perform the experiments that...

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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...

What creates Gentiana diversity in mountains?

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...
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