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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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People and plants: working together for the planet

We rely on plants for food, shelter, fuel and fibres for clothing, for our gardens, landscape, and artistic inspiration. We live on a planet where life is powered by plants through photosynthesis, on land and in the sea; plants connect all of us. ...

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Common weed unlocks new clues to understanding adaptation

A study led by Monash University biologists using the invasive plant ‘annual ragweed’ has found that adaptation to new environments can occur rapidly and consistently.   The study led by Monash University biologists Lotte ...

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New Phytologist and Plants, People, Planet board members listed in Highly Cited Researchers 2018

  Yesterday, Clarivate Analytics released its 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers. We are very pleased to celebrate the inclusion of many of the members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards for our journals, New Phytologist&nb...

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