Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 215:3, August 2017

From the roots up Getting back to your roots can lead to some interesting discoveries. In plants, the origin of roots has frequently been a controversial topic. Recent research published in New Phytologist suggests that the development of roots might have been far more interesting than we previously thought. A recently published paper by Fujinami et al. focuses on the organ...
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Pampered inside, pestered outside?

I recently spoke to Hendrik Poorter, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Jülich Forschungszentrum, about his Tansley review: Pampered inside, pestered outside? Differences and similarities between plants growing in controlled conditions and in the field. Read on for Hendrik's experiences of being a plant scientist, his take on what makes plants grown ind...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 212:3, November 2016

What can kelp tell us about trees? Sea palm (Postelsia palmaeformis) is a species of kelp, pictured on the cover of New Phytologist 212:3, growing in the intertidal zone near Big Sur, California. In a study published in 212:3, Sam Starko and Patrick Martone investigate how kelps compare to land plants in the ways that they divide their biomass between different parts of the ...
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