Not only do bacteria have tools to try to shut down plant defences, pathogens can also try to get the plant to direct water and food to help feed the attack.
A Scandinavian team have examined how climate change will affect nutrient availability for shrubs and found a surprising result.
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Mimi Tanimoto of Kew Gardens shares details of their new MSc courses.
A study of the bees of Toronto aimed to uncover what factors help or hinder urban pollinators.
Bees are more likely to turn to robbery if there are plenty of flowers that they don’t have to rob in an area.
An Australian team has been studying how to best grow vegetables by experimenting with pak choi in urban gardens. They found that canopy cover and garden richness, rather than pollinator visits are the key factors in improving yield.
Small wetland birds may find nesting easier if you periodically set fire to the neighbourhood.
Finding a suitable habitat for Rafflesia arnoldii is difficult. While it produces the single largest flower on the planet, it’s invisible for much of its life.
Often archaeologists will examine differences in vegetation to gain information on buried sites. Now, some botanists have reversed this and are using archaeological sites to learn about the effect of nutrient differences on plants.
Scientists used plastomic and biogeographical data to determine when different types of cycads first evolved. Their findings challenge previous ideas about when cycads first appeared and where they come from.
A study of two species of grass in China finds that they have developed different methods to cope with the stress of saline-alkali soils.
The answer is not a simple yes, but research suggests that plants could help clean up the planet in several different directions.
Flavonoids help fine-tune a lupin’s response to low phosphorus availability.