Brilliant biocrusts

Biocrust – or biological soil crust – has hit the cover of New Phytologist. New Phytologist Editor Sasha Reed introduces an ecosystem you may not have heard much about. The photograph shows a dryland landscape on the Colorado Plateau, USA. In the photograph you can see biological soil crust (the dark, bumpy soil in the foreground). Biocrusts are communities of cyanobacteria...
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New Phytologist Editors’ choice: March 2016 – Plant volatiles

In late January and early February 2016 researchers will come together to participate in the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on the Diversity of Targets, Effects and Applications of Plant Volatiles. It is fitting, therefore, that we highlight not one article in this Editors’ choice, but a new collection of articles on the topic of plant volatiles. These articles have been broug...
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