The Botanical Society of the British Isles is to relaunch its journal as the New Journal of Botany. It’ll be published by Maney Publish and available via Ingenta Connect. We wish them the best of luck. (link)
How far can a gene disperse? Historical and contemporary gene dispersal can be estimated from spatial genetic structure and paternity analysis, and Rong et al. (pp. 285–296) find that an estimate of gene flow in Daucus carota ssp. carota based on contemporary pollen dispersal is much larger than an estimate of historical flow. The results have implications for the ease with which transgene flow might occur from cultivated GM carrots to wild carrot populations.