New Phytologist

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.

dateJan 08, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Study illuminates botanical bias

When botanists began collecting plant samples for herbaria more than a century ago, their goal was to catalog and understand the diversity of the natural world. These days scientists use the collections to understand the ...

dateDec 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Temperature may affect pollen color

While studies on flowers' petal-color variation abound, new research looks at differences in the performance of pollen under varied environmental conditions based on its color.

dateJan 05, 2018 in Ecology
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