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Getting under the skin of hyperaccumulators

Hyperaccumulator plants have the unusual ability to accumulate extreme concentrations of metal(loid)s in their living tissues. In the Tansley review behind the latest cover of New Phytologist, Antony van der Ent&nbs...

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2017's top New Phytologist papers according to Altmetric

What were the most popular New Phytologist papers in the news and on social media in 2017? Find out with our infographic below, then scroll down to find out more about each of the papers!     Continue reading o...

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Increasing tree mortality in a warmer world

A mixture of factors is contributing to an increasing mortality rate of trees in the moist tropics. Trees in some areas are dying at about twice the rate that they were 35 years ago, according to a far-reaching study examining tree hea...

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Flood, drought and disease tolerant – one gene to rule them all

An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Nagoya University and the University of Western Australia has resulted in a breakthrough in plant biology. Since 2014, the researchers h...

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Tropical forest response to drought depends on age

In most of the tropics, droughts are becoming more frequent and severe as a result of climate change. All trees are not created equal, however. Research published in New Phytologist suggests that tropical forests in Panama get bet...

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It takes a 'muscle'...

Plants may be rooted to the spot, but they can still flex their body parts. A new Review, published in New Phytologist, describes how plants got their moves.   Primary and secondary phloem fibres with tertiary cell wall...

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Interview with ESA Physiological Ecology poster prize winner – Beth Roskilly

Each year, the New Phytologist Trust sponsors the ESA Physiological Ecology Section award for the best poster presented by a graduate student at the ESA Annual Meeting.   The winner of the 2017 award was Beth Roskilly, ...

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Milkweeds dump defences when attacked by immune herbivores

Do you know what caused soldiers to stop wearing chainmail and steel plate armour?   Armies evolved away from heavy metallic armour because it ceased to be effective against modern weapons, and there was no longer any point inspendi...

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Solving the 'abominable mystery'

Flowers might have been brightening our world for much longer than previously thought. A new study by researchers from the UK and China, published in New Phytologist, may have uncovered the key to solving Darwin’s ‘abo...

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My take on the New Phytologist next generation scientists meeting

As you have seen, there were a number of interesting talks given over the second New Phytologist’s Next Generation Scientists meeting back in the summer of 2017.  I was lucky to be helping there myself.  If you attended, you may ha...

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