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The Understorey – 7th April 2013

Sarracenia purpurea A summary of the last week from The Understorey:

 

How to make your tomato live forever.

 

The Plant Actin Cytoskeleton Responds to Signals from Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns.

 

A recent paper published in Nature Climate Change reveals that new scientific models are predicting that the increased “greening” of the Arctic will actually accelerate climate change.

 

Livin’ on ur plants, harvestin ur sunshine.

 

Pest resistance to Bt crops: “As of today, there are no magic bullets protecting crops from pests. But there are excellent reasons that we should keep looking for them. Bt will not be the end of the road.”

 

32 Reasons Succulents Are The Best Plants Ever.

 

Victoria amazonica has been a long-running inspiration even beyond its botanical “wow” factor, not only for its structure but for its instant recognizability.

 

An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants – the rainwater inside a pitcher plant is not just a malevolent dunking pool, t also hosts a complex system of aquatic life.

 

How cut flowers manage to stay alive, even after they have experienced that huge shock of losing their roots?

 

Blooming Snapdragons: Women scientists at the forefront of genetics in the early 1900s.

 

Fruit Growth and Ripening – a very clear website explaining the science behind fruit ripening.

 

What is the difference between a narcissus and a daffodil?

 

Healthier maize available for development. Is the next green revolution orange?

 

Tracking the development of the stamen in Canna indica.

 

The Lenape potato, developed in the 1960s for the snack business, made a damn fine potato chip. Unfortunately, it was also kind of toxic.

 

Do GMOs yield more food?  The answer is in the semantics.

 

The Understorey

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