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New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2020 open for applications

We're very pleased to announce that the 2020 New Phytologist Tansley Medal is now open for applications.    Find out more about the prize – which includes the chance to publish in New Phytologist and win £2,000 (G...

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Professor Sally Smith

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Sally Smith late last week.   Sally was an inspirational leader in the field of mycorrhizal research, and a much-valued member of the New Phytologist Advisory board. W...

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Global trade in orchids could worsen the impact of viruses

Researchers have investigated the evolution of the two most prevalent orchid viruses.   The researchers used information representing the global distribution of the viruses, Cymbidium moasic virus, and Odontoglossum ringspot virus. Th...

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Call for manuscripts: Flooding

Deadline for submission: 1 October 2019   To highlight the forthcoming meeting of The International Society of Plant Anaerobiosis (ISPA), New Phytologist is preparing a Special Collection on Flooding. Submissions are encouraged, ...

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Mystery solved – biologists in Dresden explain the genetic origins of the saffron crocus

With a price tag of up to €30,000 per kilogram, saffron is the most expensive price in the world. The origin of the saffron crocus, Crocus sativa, have been shrouded in mystery and controversy lasting for nearly a century. Until now. &nbs...

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Thank you to all of our reviewers in 2018!

New Phytologist would like to thank all the individuals that reviewed manuscripts for the journal in 2018. 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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Stowaway fungi hitch a ride with birds to be with their plant partners

In a study published in New Phytologist, the researchers provide the first evidence that birds don’t just carry birds to new places, but their fungal partners too. They found what they were looking for in bird poo.   F...

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A new model reveals how plants respond to a warming climate

A plant’s ability to cope with rising temperatures is one of the main factors that affects whether a plant shifts its growth range, or faces extinction. How a plant species reacts to temperature change might vary depending on location, due t...

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New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute. The study, published in New Phyt...

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Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees

The ash dieback epidemic, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has swept across Europe over the past 20 years and caused widespread damage and death in ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) populations. A recent analysis of surveys...

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