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Plant blindness in smartphone identification applications – are we passing on our biases to our helpful apps?

It is well-known that people are better at identifying animals than plants and this relative inability of people to identify plants is...

iNaturalist: An App to Ease Plant Blindness

Ian Street finds your phone is getting ever more powerful, with a species recognition app.

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.

A blooming disgrace…?

Is Bloom's Taxonomy responsible for the severe decline in UK students' knowledge of field biology skills?

Answer: Not Lamarck(!)

OK, that’s the answer, what was the question? Who invented the dichotomous key for identification? Well, as anybody who has taught students about keys...

Barcode Wales

No, this has nothing to do with whales (they’re fish-like denizens of the deep, and has probably already been done by some countries under...

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Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...

Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

How do plants react when circumstances change? One method can be to evolve a local adaptation. Another can be be phenotypic plasticity,...

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...