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Plants, Humans and War! A triangular affair.

Pichersky, E. (2018). Plants and Human Conflict. CRC Press,206p. At first glance, ‘Plants and Human Conflicts’ looks like a simple book, with a single banana...

Visually stunning: Flora for juvenile – and adult – fauna

Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants by DK with contribution by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2018. Dorling Kindersley. Dorling Kindersley’s Flora: Inside the...

From Emerald Planet to Eden with Prof. Beerling

Making Eden by David Beerling, 2019. Oxford University Press. Almost 12 years ago I reviewed David Beerling’s previous book The Emerald Planet. I was very...

The dramatic results of botanical engagement

What is the point of teaching, if someone isn't going to use that knowledge? A new paper by Bethan Stagg addresses that with a...

When plant biology meets physics…

Great things are possible when disciplines that may be studied separately and distinctly are brought together. For example, and famously, when botany, zoology, bacteriology,...

Botany global … and local

You can help save the planet with a tweet.

All the world’s plants are in here (well, almost…)

Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants by Maarten JM Christenhusz, Michael F Fay and Mark W Chase, 2017. Kew Publishing/University...

What do you know about leaves???

Nature's Fabric: Leaves in Science and Culture by David Lee, 2017. University of Chicago Press. Ever so occasionally one comes across a book that makes...

What is the true language of plants?

The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature, by Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan and Patrícia Vieira (Editors), 2017. University of Minnesota Press. Monica Gagliano et...

The 3 Ps of plant science publishing

Mr Cuttings hears of a new journal launched this summer, and is appropriately excited.

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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...

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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