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Early career networking event at #SEBAMM

The New Phytologist Trust is pleased to sponsor a networking event at the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) annual meeting in Florence this July, aimed at early career scientists working on the response of plants to temperature changes. &...

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Thank you to all of our reviewers in 2017!

New Phytologist would like to thank all the individuals that reviewed manuscripts for the journal in 2017. The Editorial Board and Central Office staff greatly appreciate the contribution of our reviewers, each of whom volunteered their time and e...

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Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel

Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years.   The trouble ...

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Higher temperatures turn pollen purple

There are plenty of studies on how petal colour varies, but new research looks at differences in the performance of pollen under varied environmental conditions based on its colour. In the study of the North American herb Campanul...

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Prof. Dali Guo, 1971–2017

Dali Guo passed away on 19 November 2017 at the young age of 46 after an extended fight with lung cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ping Wang and 14-year-old daughter, Hengjia.   Dali Guo. Photograph credit: Bo Liu. &nb...

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Funding available - call for New Phytologist Symposia and Workshop proposals

Funding of up to £43k is available to run New Phytologist Symposia and Workshops, with slots available for 2020 onwards. The application deadline for Symposia proposals is 28th February 2018.   The internationally renowned serie...

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New research examines the origin of xanthones in plant roots

New research shows how antimicrobial compounds are formed in plants, and where to find them.   Xanthones are specialised compounds with antimicrobial properties. Derivatives of xanthones have attracted attention for medicine design....

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Unlocking the patterns of climate change

How will plant species respond to climate change?   Amid thickets of fragrant rosemary and thyme, researchers from the University of Tübingen have developed a technique that will help to answer this question. Dr Mark Bilton&...

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The yin-yang of uranium in Arabidopsis

Uranium isn't something people tend to think about in a positive light. But scientists from the Université Grenoble Alpes and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) have shown how the to...

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Once bitten... caterpillar attacks allow aphids to sneak up on plants

Plants face a formidable array of attackers and have to defend themselves. In a new paper published in New Phytologist, scientists describe two surprising discoveries: that plants prioritise the protection of flowers over leaves, and that sim...

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