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Evidence for lipid transfer in arbuscular mycorrhiza

Dr Maria Harrison of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Dr Peter Dörmann of the University of Bonn lead a study that provides the first experimental evidence to suggest that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi obtain lipids from host plants. The full ...

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Tropical plants and ecosystem function - new Feature issue!

In the latest Behind the Cover feature of our blog, we talk to Cecilia Chavana-Bryant, who spent two years undertaking fieldwork in the Amazon, and who contributed two articles to our latest Feature issue Tropical plants and ecosystem fu...

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How to publish in New Phytologist with Editor-in-Chief Alistair Hetherington

In two short videos, New Phytologist Editor-in-Chief Prof Alistair Hetherington provides a step by step guide for early career researchers, intending to publish their work in New Phytologist.   .embed-container { position: relative; pa...

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Decoding plant-pollinator interactions

Studying plant-pollinator interactions is critical for our understanding of the impacts of land-use and climate changes on ecosystems, but visually identifying species is very costly in time and labour. In their Viewpoint article, published in New...

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Making mannitol in algae

Mannitol is a naturally occurring polyol that can protect organisms against environmental stress. In their Letter, published in New Phytologist, Thierry Tonon and colleagues reveal the complexities of mannitol biosynthesis in the algae, identifyin...

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Sundew carnivory evolved from defence mechanisms

For centuries, researchers have been fascinated with the rapid prey responses of carnivorous plants, believing them to have evolved from plant defence mechanisms. In their recent paper, published in New Phytologist, Miroslav Krausko and colleagues...

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Raising a stink: plants smell different when they are eaten by exotic herbivores

When they are chewed by insects or other small animals, many plants react by releasing odours to attract the herbivore’s enemies. New research published in New Phytologist reveals that the odour bouquet depends on the type of herbivore that ...

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New Phytologist Editors' Choice: March 2017, 213:4

In this issue’s Editors' Choice we are pleased to feature the work of the Tansley Medal winner and finalists. The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually to a scientist in the early stages of his or her career in recognition of...

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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 2019 onwards. The application deadline for Symposia proposals is 28th February 2017.   The internationally renowned serie...

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Snap, digest, respire: Scientists show how the Venus flytrap uses its prey’s nitrogen compounds to extract energy

The Venus flytrap captures insects for more than just nutritional purposes. A research team lead by Prof. Dr. Heinz Rennenberg and Lukas Fasbender from the Institute of Forest Sciences at the University of Freiburg has proven the carnivorous plant...

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