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Social Media Assistant, Annals of Botany & Botany One « Botany One

Are you an early career stage biologist (PhD student, postdoc, research fellow) with an interest in science communication and social media? Do you...

How fire may burn forests into scrubland « Botany One

Forests in the Mediterranean Basin have been shaped by a combination of fires and competition over thousands of years. This has led to...

How do mangrove forests recover from cyclones? « Botany One

Mangroves provide protection for coasts against extreme weather. While they may protect shorelines from cyclones, how does a hit from a hurricane affect...

Adaptability is not always positive for plants tackling climate change « Botany One

Adaptability to a changing climate might not always predict a plants performance when climate changes. This peculiar discovery by Block and colleagues is...

a review and future directions « Botany One

The distribution and abundance of plants across the world depends in part on their ability to move, which is commonly characterized by a...

The best way to grow strong upright rose stems is to bend them over...

If you want to improve flower shoots in roses, then you should bend some of the shoots. The presence of bent shoots increased...

Accurate position exchange of stamen and stigma in Ajuga decumbens

Spatial separation of stamen and stigma (herkogamy) is an effective way for angiosperm species to reduce sexual interference and prevent self-pollination. It can...

The shape of leaves may be a defence against weevil attack « Botany One

“Our study shows that leaf shape physically deters an herbivorous insect from processing the leaf,” say Yumiko Higuchi and Atsushi Kawakita in a...

Flowers evolve to balance the risks and rewards of self-pollination « Botany One

Laura Hildesheim and colleagues found Dalechampia scandens changes the herkogamy, the internal arrangement of its flowers that separates male and female organs when...

One way to kill a dangerous pest could be to encourage it to grow...

The best way to rid fields of a dangerous weed is to help it germinate. Boubacar Kountche and colleagues call the technique ‘suicidal...