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My take on the New Phytologist next generation scientists meeting

As you have seen, there were a number of interesting talks given over the second New Phytologist’s Next Generation Scientists meeting back in the summer of 2017.  I was lucky to be helping there myself.  If you attended, you may ha...

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Mark Rausher elected President of Society for the Study of Evolution

We are very pleased to report that New Phytologist Editor Mark Rausher has been elected as the Society for the Study of Evolution's next President. Co-Editor John Stinchcombe has been elected as the new Secretary.   ...

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Early career networking event at #SEBAMM

The New Phytologist Trust is pleased to sponsor a networking event at the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) annual meeting in Florence this July, aimed at early career scientists working on the response of plants to temperature changes. &...

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Thank you to all of our reviewers in 2017!

New Phytologist would like to thank all the individuals that reviewed manuscripts for the journal in 2017. 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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Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel

Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years.   The trouble ...

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Higher temperatures turn pollen purple

There are plenty of studies on how petal colour varies, but new research looks at differences in the performance of pollen under varied environmental conditions based on its colour. In the study of the North American herb Campanul...

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Prof. Dali Guo, 1971–2017

Dali Guo passed away on 19 November 2017 at the young age of 46 after an extended fight with lung cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ping Wang and 14-year-old daughter, Hengjia.   Dali Guo. Photograph credit: Bo Liu. &nb...

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New research examines the origin of xanthones in plant roots

New research shows how antimicrobial compounds are formed in plants, and where to find them.   Xanthones are specialised compounds with antimicrobial properties. Derivatives of xanthones have attracted attention for medicine design....

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Unlocking the patterns of climate change

How will plant species respond to climate change?   Amid thickets of fragrant rosemary and thyme, researchers from the University of Tübingen have developed a technique that will help to answer this question. Dr Mark Bilton&...

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The yin-yang of uranium in Arabidopsis

Uranium isn't something people tend to think about in a positive light. But scientists from the Université Grenoble Alpes and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) have shown how the to...

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