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See like a bee

See like a bee

Though bees can see colour, they perceive the world differently from us. Unlike humans, bees have evolved a different color recognition system which allows them to see colours in the ultra-violet range. New research...

Money doesn’t grow on trees

Money doesn’t grow on trees

This post reflects the personal opinions of the author and does not seek to represent the position of the staff, Editorial Board or publisher of Annals of Botany. Annals of Botany is proud to offer an open access...

Dramatic improvement to a top-tool

Dramatic improvement to a top-tool

A blog and manuscript in “Serials Review” discuss the versatility and coverage of Google Scholar. It’s now my first search point – fast access to the original manuscripts (Pubmed, in particular...

Plant Anatomist Elizabeth Cutter dies

Plant Anatomist Elizabeth Cutter dies

Plant anatomist and developmental biologist Elizabeth Cutter died in October 2010. She published seminal experimental work on pteridophyte development and on organogenesis (including 11 papers in Annals of Botany), and...

PhD Tales visits NMSU

Clearly I haven’t been procrastinating as much as I should as I’ve only just caught up with PhD Tales. It turns out that Jorge has been visiting the Chile Pepper Institute at NMSU. Both videos are...

The secret escapes, Botany is interesting

The secret escapes, Botany is interesting

The Phytophactor has a post on the appeal of Botany, and it’s something that needs saying. Plants are interesting, but your typical school student has little way of finding that out. He does point to a solution...

In defence of weeds

In defence of weeds

Richard Mabey has a piece for his new book on weeds in the BBC’s Magazine. Mabey argues that weeds show the reslience of nature. Is Japanese Knotweed just “a plant whose virtues have not yet been...