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Tackling plant blindness: Botany by stealth…

School lessons devoted to plants may be off-putting to those students who are already plant-averse. So, why not smuggle bits of plant information into lessons on topics as diverse as Geography, History, Art & Design, and Computing to show how relevant plants are?

Saluting those who suffer for science

What is the most important part of a scientific paper? Arguably, it’s the Results section– although there are those who might propose that it’s...

Journal Impact Factors

Impact factors for AoB journals are up.

So that’s what bears do in the woods!

Through plant–animal interaction, black bears have been shown to help growth and reproduction of yellow rabbitbrush, by feeding on ants.

Timeless inner beauty…

This study of the fossilised stem of a royal fern in Lahar deposits from Korsaröd in Scania includes cellular details that are ‘exquisitely preserved’.

One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany

By August 2012, the Annals of Botany had been published without a break for 125 years.

Phylogeny and biogeography of wild roses

Roses are from Asia.

One of a kind…

Rare and monotypic Amborella is probably the living – extant – flowering plant closest evolutionarily to the first true member of the angiosperm group.

Spotlight on macronutrients (Part 2): Nitrogen, in a bit of a fix…

In this and my next few posts we conclude our look at essential plant macronutrients that started in some previous articles, and this time...

The fruit, the whole fruit, and everything about the fruit

This free review article focuses on two morphologically distinct and evolutionary distant fruits: the capsule of opium poppy, and the grain of cereals.

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Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

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...