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Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part IV

This is the last of our quartet of blog posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens, and looks at those...

Three kinds of algae? Blooming marvellous news!

Bloom: From food to fuel, the epic story of how algae can save our world by Ruth Kassinger 2019. Elliott & Thompson. As a Botanist,...

Microplastics could pose a threat to plants

There's been plenty of media attention on the threat plastics, especially microplastics, pose to animal life. A paper in New Phytologist suggests that there's...

The hyperactive heavy metal band

It has been said that humans try to understand plants for two reasons: Either to kill them better – e.g. if they are considered...

Can Trees Track the Air that You Breathe?

A new paper in PLOS One says trees outside your house can act as sentinels tracking the concentrations of potentially hazardous chemicals in your home's air.

Pollution isn’t always good for trees

You might be surprised that it has any positive effects, but anthropogenic Nitrogen has been boosting the nutrients for sugar maples in Michigan. But these benefits are likely to be lost in the future due to rising CO2 concentrations.

The Urban Forests Cleaning Beijing

The Chinese Tulip Tree might be thought of as purely ornamental, but new research finds it might help Beijing clean up its notorious smogs.

Green infrastructure and ecosystem services – is the devil in the detail? (Viewpoint)

Urban green infrastructure provides a range of ecosystem services to human society. But how much does plant choice matter in the delivery of these...

Biodiversity and conservation of heathlands (Invited Review)

Heathlands are human-shaped habitats that have a strong cultural and natural value, adding substantially to many ecosystem services such as food and water supply,...

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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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