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Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

From a Northern Arizona University news release by Kate Petersen.   Like a long-distance food delivery app with no apparent highway, fungi that associate with shallow-rooted shrubs in the tundra are accessing deep stores of nitrogen b...

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Francis Martin named a Chevalier in the French Legion d'honneur

Professor Francis Martin has been named a Knight in the French Légion of Honour. This class of the Legion of Honour is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated considerablle merit through the "flawless performance of one's trad...

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Professor Anne Osbourn FRS recognised for services to plant science with an OBE

Professor Anne Osbourn FRS has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to plant science.     The honour adds to a memorable year in the career of Professor Osbourn who in April 2019 was elected as ...

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How do conifers survive droughts?

As the world warms, a new study is helping scientists understand how cone-bearing trees like pines and junipers may respond to drought.   The research addresses a classic question in the field: When conditions are dry for long periods...

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Plants, People, Planet Special Issue - call for papers!

Mycorrhizas for a changing world: sustainability, conservation and society Mycorrhizal fungi are of huge significance for plants, people and the planet. The fruiting bodies of many mycorrhizal fungi have great culinary, medical, and sometimes ...

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New Phytologist Editors and Advisors highlighted as Highly Cited Researchers

23 members of the New Phytologist Editorial and Advisory boards have been highlighted as Highly Cited Researchers in the 2019 listing from the Web of Science Group.   Congratulations to everybody who was highlighted!   Ed...

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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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