You may have tried tequila or mezcal. But have you ever wondered what is happening in the fields where the Agave plants grow?
If you can’t find a photo of a plant in the wild, is that because the photo doesn’t exist – or because you’re looking in the wrong database? A recent article concludes either answer could be right, depending on the plant.
A plant native to the tropical forests of Mexico was essential for the development of the contraceptive pill.
This month the inset cover image shows a detail of the stigma of a flower of apple, Malus × domestica. The acquisition of stigmatic receptivity is concomitant with secretion of arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs, strained green) into the intercellular spaces between cell walls (blue).