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Rich Norby named Fellow in the AGU

Dr Rich Norby, New Phytologist Environment Section Editor and Trustee of the New Phytologist Trust, has been named a 2017 Fellow in the American Geophysical Union.   Since 1981, Rich's career has focused on the responses of organi...

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Plants, People, Planet

How can plant science solve the global challenges of the 21st century? Plants, People, Planet, a new journal launched at the International Botanical Congress (IBC), Shenzhen, China will seek to answer this question.   The New...

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Cucumbers in space

Cucumbers in space Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots – by growing cucumbers in spaceflight.   Plant roots grow to find water a process called...

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Call for papers: Special Collection on mycorrhizal function

Genes in species, species in ecosystems: cross-scale integration of mycorrhizal function New Phytologist invites papers for a forthcoming Special Collection on cross-scale integration of mycorrhizal function.   Submission deadline...

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Evidence for lipid transfer in arbuscular mycorrhiza

Dr Maria Harrison of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Dr Peter Dörmann of the University of Bonn lead a study that provides the first experimental evidence to suggest that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi obtain lipids from host plants. The full ...

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Tropical plants and ecosystem function - new Feature issue!

In the latest Behind the Cover feature of our blog, we talk to Cecilia Chavana-Bryant, who spent two years undertaking fieldwork in the Amazon, and who contributed two articles to our latest Feature issue Tropical plants and ecosystem fu...

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How to publish in New Phytologist with Editor-in-Chief Alistair Hetherington

In two short videos, New Phytologist Editor-in-Chief Prof Alistair Hetherington provides a step by step guide for early career researchers, intending to publish their work in New Phytologist.   .embed-container { position: relative; pa...

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Decoding plant-pollinator interactions

Studying plant-pollinator interactions is critical for our understanding of the impacts of land-use and climate changes on ecosystems, but visually identifying species is very costly in time and labour. In their Viewpoint article, published in New...

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Making mannitol in algae

Mannitol is a naturally occurring polyol that can protect organisms against environmental stress. In their Letter, published in New Phytologist, Thierry Tonon and colleagues reveal the complexities of mannitol biosynthesis in the algae, identifyin...

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Sundew carnivory evolved from defence mechanisms

For centuries, researchers have been fascinated with the rapid prey responses of carnivorous plants, believing them to have evolved from plant defence mechanisms. In their recent paper, published in New Phytologist, Miroslav Krausko and colleagues...

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