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Saluting those who suffer for science « Botany One

What is the most important part of a scientific paper? Arguably, it’s the Results section– although there are those who might propose that...

All good things come to an end… « Botany One

This Cuttings collection is the last that will appear in the Annals of Botany journal. Since the column was launched on an unsuspecting...

Little dragons with a sweet tooth pollinate the mysterious “Hidden Flower” « Botany One

How do you attract pollinators, like bees and butterflies, if you have flowers? Almost 90% of flowering plants use bright colourful floral displays...

Acclimation of terrestrial and submerged leaves of Hygrophila difformis

Generally, higher land plants do not grow under submerged conditions and aquatic plants cannot grow in terrestrial conditions. On the other hand, amphibious...

Ovule size variations and the relative sizes of ovules to seeds « Botany One

Is there selection minimizing the costs of ovule production? Such selection should lead to a smaller ovule size in relation to seed size...

AoBP special issue: Population differentiation in plants

Plant populations continually change over space and time. Many factors contribute to this differentiation with some resulting in evolutionary change. Unravelling the relative...

Genome-wide association study reveals genomic regions controlling root and shoot traits at late growth...

How much wheat do we need? One prediction is we need production to double between 2005 and 2050. This challenge is more difficult...

Getting it right… « Botany One

Science is one of the most important of human activities, and consequently it’s often funded by the public via their taxes. In order...

Defining functional groups relevant to the importance of seed dispersal

Plants rely on seed dispersal vectors — for example, animals, wind and water — to move across the landscape. Through dispersal, plants may...

Simulated seawater flooding reduces oilseed rape growth, yield and progeny performance « Botany One

Of the many threats to global food security, one of the most pressing is the increased incidence of extreme weather events. In addition...