Category - Plant Cuttings

Plant Cuttings

Darwin reviews reviewed

Image: portrait of the 31-year-old Charles Darwin by George Richmond, 1840. If –  apparently like me –  you nodded off a little during 2009’s Darwin double...

Plant Cuttings

The lingua franca of taxonomy

Image: Robert Ricker, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Encouraging students to face their fears and take up the challenge of confronting...

Plant Cuttings

Cheers, mate!

Wikipebeer Image: Wikimedia Commons. A few years ago ‘-omics’ were all the rage in biology: metabolomics, genomics, transcriptomics, etc. And for traditional...

Plant Cuttings

Why cannabis is bad for you…

Image: Wikimedia Commons, based on data from: Gable RS. 2006. In: Fish M. ed. Drugs and Society: US Public Policy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 149–162...

Plant Cuttings

Bark I

Image: Micael Maggs, Wikimedia Commons. As we try to draw a veil over some aspects of 2010 there are still ripples surrounding the headline-grabbing oil...

Plant Cuttings

Rice

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Watermill at Onden (1826–1833). Rice, or strictly speaking the hulls, has been proposed as a substitute for perlite – itself a...

Plant Cuttings

Pineapple

Image: Wikimedia Commons. Cotton, a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a protective capsule around seeds of plants of the genus Gossypium, is converted...