Special Issue: Plant developmental evolution

Exploring plant evo-devo: a new special issue New Phytologist 216:2 is a special issue. Plant developmental evolution draws together a selection of papers exploring the relatively young field of plant evo-devo, and is the result of the 37th New Phytologist Symposium – Plant developmental evolution, which was held in Beijing last year and attracted a wide array of researchers, ...
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Plant epigenetics: from mechanisms to ecological relevance

In a guest post for the New Phyt blog, winner of the 40th New Phytologist Symposium poster prize, Sofia van Moorsel, describes the highlights of the Symposium. Find out more about Sofia's poster here. The 40th New Phytologist Symposium on Plant epigenetics: from mechanisms to ecological relevance was held in Vienna from 12–15 September 2017. It started in a very promising wa...
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From sea to summit: plant colonisation of the land

When plants moved from water onto land, everything changed. Nutrients were scavenged from rocks to form the earliest soils, atmospheric oxygen levels rose dramatically, and plants provided the food that enticed other organisms to expand across the terrestrial world. Building on the success of a meeting in 2010, the New Phytologist Trust organised a multidisciplinary symposiu...
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The evolution of plant evodevo research

Ask a biologist whether the chicken or the egg came first and you’ll probably be lectured on the basics of evolution, hearing how a not-quite-chicken laid an egg containing a mutant (the chicken) with advantageous developmental differences that were passed on to the next generation. This is a simplified example of evolutionary developmental biology (evodevo), the study of the e...
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The 37th New Phytologist Symposium: Plant developmental evolution

May has been a busy month for all at New Phytologist! Helen Pinfield-Wells (Deputy Managing Editor) and Sarah Lennon (Managing Editor) have just returned from the 37th New Phytologist Symposium on Plant developmental evolution, which was held in Beijing, China. This meeting focused on plant evolutionary-developmental biology (‘evo-devo’), and brought together over 140 delegates...
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