Plant scientists are essential to help provide solutions to three of the most important current and future threats to mankind’s existence on the planet – food security, water supply and climate change. But as universities close plant biology courses we have to ask: Where are those plant scientists to come from?
The 11th Congress of International Plant Molecular Biology took place at Iguazú Falls, located at the Argentine-Brazilian border. This was an outstanding event, co-organized by the two Latin American countries, and held at an…
Flowering plants have had an intimate relationship with insects for millions of years. Indeed, this is often cited as an example of co-evolution , particularly with regards to the flowers and their pollination by the insects. However, this has also given parasites millions of years to adapt too.
Weed Anatomy. Hansjoerg Kraehmer and Peter Baur. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 As an old-fashioned botanist who loves few things more than investigating plant structure-and-function (or just plant structure!) I’ve been trying to get hold of a review…
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