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Job opportunity: Social Media Assistant, Annals of Botany & Botany One

Are you an early career stage biologist (PhD student, postdoc, research fellow) with an interest in science communication and social media? Do you have...

Tirpitz and the science of conflict ecology…

It has been said that, in war, truth is the first casualty. As understandable as it may be to tell lies, create and perpetuate...

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...

Man’s best friend now plant’s best friend too?

For thousands of years, dogs (domesticated descendants of wolves) have been considered to be man’s best friend. One of the ways that friendship has...

Cross-disciplinary research needed to unleash the potential of plant morphology

There were many great articles concerning cross-disciplinary research at the interface between plant biology, mathematics and computer science before the launch in silico Plants (isP). We are excited for isP to be home to these types of articles in the future.

Plants are weird – and rather wonderful too!

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood, 2018. Kew Publishing. There is a view that plants are sufficiently amazing in their own right that they don’t need...

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?
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