Modelling unveils the role of photorespiration in stabilizing the Calvin cycle.
Genetic analysis of a popular Costa Rican palm suggests that its genetic diversity could suffer from human action.
Hunting at high altitude, where the insects are few, can be difficult. Quite a few pitcher plants prefer to wait for a delivery.
Do plants invest more in a live-fast and die-young strategy, or take it slow and steady? Botanists have found that the appearance above the ground might not reflect what’s happening in the roots.
Rabbits tend to nibble on vegetation rather than dry fruits, but the black Amami rabbits of Japan seem to be eating the fruits and spreading the seeds of an unusual plant.
2022 left us memorable moments: the celebration of illustrious anniversaries, the resurrection of physical over virtual scientific congresses and the publication of remarkable research articles that showcase the wonders of the green world. It’s hard to choose among the thousands of noteworthy events and impressive discoveries … for the sake of time, here are the essentials!
Visscher and colleagues propose that global analyses of seed traits with evidence for geographical variation prioritize the generation of new data from tropical regions as well as multi-lingual searches to fill geographical and taxonomic gaps.
Bilateral flowers tend to receive less pollen than radial flowers, so why would a plant want a bilateral flower?
A movement to improve opportunities for women in Argentina may be growing to cover more of Latin America.
Modern botanists have revisited sites examined by Alexander von Humboldt. Have modern advances made the German polymath’s work irrelevant?
The fungus Botrytis cinerea can infect many plants, but how can it get past so many different defences? Does it have a variety of tools or one highly effective tool?
A bee can approach a flower from any direction, but markings on the flower help guide bees in the most effective way, like a natural air traffic control.
Scaldweed, Cuscuta grovonii, can prevent an invasive plant from using soil microbes to help invade territory – and the parasite can even become more vicious by using those same microbes against its invasive host.
The flower, first discovered over 150 years ago, has yielded new clues from its pollen.