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Capturing the effects of El NiƱo in three dimensions

Ask a scientist how they study the effects of drought on the Amazon rainforest, and 'lasers' might not be the first thing you expect them to say.   Droughts kill trees in rainforests. In a rainforest as vast as the Amazon, est...

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Feeling the (pollen tube) force

If you think about a pollen grain that, after all of that bee-hitchhiking, has landed on the sweet stigma of the right flower, you might think that it has finally arrived. But from the pollen grain’s point of view its active struggle has jus...

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Hijacking hormones for plant growth

Hormones designed in the lab through a technique combining chemistry, biology, and engineering might be used to manipulate plant growth in numerous ways, according to a study published in New Phytologist.   Scientists harnessed t...

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Special collection on Oak genomics: Call for Manuscripts

To celebrate the publication of the Oak genome New Phytologist will be publishing a special collection.     Deadline for submission – 1 December 2018   All manuscripts will be subject to rigorous peer ...

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Magdalen College, lilies, and New Phytologist

What do the University of Oxford's Magdalen College, lilies, and New Phytologist have in common?   Find out in a guest post by Sandy Hetherington on the New Phyt blog!   ...

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It's been hot, hasn't it?

While many of us have been enjoying the sunshine, long dry spells are a challenge for plants. The way in which plants control the water content in their leaves is a critical part of their response to climate change.   Researchers are ...

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Food for thought: the N8 Agrifood Conference 2018

Plants, People, Planet Managing Editor Bennett Young recently attended the N8 Agrifood conference in Liverpool. Also attending was Elspeth Ransom, a PhD student in Katherine Denby’s lab at the University of York and Warwi...

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Climbing the Andes to study Lupin diversification

High up in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes, the grey of the barren rock is broken by the delicate purple flowers of Lupinus huaronensis. Hunkering in its unusual acaulescent (stem-less) growth form at an elevation of 4,550 metres,...

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Chris Thorogood answers your plant questions!

How did carnivorous plants evolve?   What’s the most interesting example of co-evolution between plants and animals or plants and insects?   Are there plants that naturally occur in nature that glow in the dark? ...

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Stella Cesari: 2017 New Phytologist Tansley Medal winner

Issue 219:1 of New Phytologist features the work of the 2017 Tansley Medal winner Stella Cesari and her fellow finalists. The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded each year to an early career scientist (or scientists) ...

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