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A week in publishing

Laura Denton, University of Bristol undegraduate student, reflects on a publishing workshop co-run by the New Phytologist Trust.   Last June, I was fortunate enough to attend the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School, where I heard ...

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How plants breathe under water

Two rice leaves emerge from floodwater. The one on the right has superhydrophobic cuticles, and thus the submerged portion of the leaf traps a thin layer of gas (visible as a silvery sheen).   The leaf on the left has been brushed w...

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Introducing Herbaria 3.0

Plants are everywhere, and everyone has a story to tell about a plant. We are excited to introduce Herbaria 3.0, a collaborative, digital environmental humanities project, that offers a platform for sharing the stories of plants and peopl...

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Root contribution to N uptake highlighted in F1000

Nitrogen (N) is delivered to root surfaces by two soil-transport processes: diffusion and mass flow. The latter process, which is associated with plant-water uptake, is often overlooked by plant scientists. A paper recently published in New Phytol...

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Getting under the skin of hyperaccumulators

Hyperaccumulator plants have the unusual ability to accumulate extreme concentrations of metal(loid)s in their living tissues. In the Tansley review behind the latest cover of New Phytologist, Antony van der Ent&nbs...

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2017's top New Phytologist papers according to Altmetric

What were the most popular New Phytologist papers in the news and on social media in 2017? Find out with our infographic below, then scroll down to find out more about each of the papers!     Continue reading o...

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Increasing tree mortality in a warmer world

A mixture of factors is contributing to an increasing mortality rate of trees in the moist tropics. Trees in some areas are dying at about twice the rate that they were 35 years ago, according to a far-reaching study examining tree hea...

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Flood, drought and disease tolerant – one gene to rule them all

An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Nagoya University and the University of Western Australia has resulted in a breakthrough in plant biology. Since 2014, the researchers h...

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Tropical forest response to drought depends on age

In most of the tropics, droughts are becoming more frequent and severe as a result of climate change. All trees are not created equal, however. Research published in New Phytologist suggests that tropical forests in Panama get bet...

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It takes a 'muscle'...

Plants may be rooted to the spot, but they can still flex their body parts. A new Review, published in New Phytologist, describes how plants got their moves.   Primary and secondary phloem fibres with tertiary cell wall...

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