Category - Articles


4 Reasons Sunflowers Face The Sun

There's been advances in knowing how sunflowers track the sun, but botanists are still arguing over why. And, to make things confusing, they could all be right.


How do you wake a sleeping seed?

You can’t just plant a seed and expect it to grow. Chahtane et al. have recently published a review in the Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB)...


Risk, reward and hazard

I had started writing about risk assessment for AoBBlog a few weeks ago, but only this week I’ve met a critical risk assessment in practice. I’m writing this...