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Plantago lanceolata

Deadly competition between parasites

There’s an interesting paper out in Nature Communications: Coinfection alters population dynamics of infectious disease. The paper is the study of Plantago lanceolata a common weed where I live in the UK...

DNA on a wall

How important is gene flow?

There’s a handy article available from the American Journal of Botany that’s caught my eye: Is gene flow the most important evolutionary force in plants? by Norman C. Ellestrand. It opens with a strong...

A tiny wild tomato next to a massive cultivated tomato.

Are tomatoes naturally unnatural?

The news GM Tomatoes are being grown in Canada broke on the BBC late last week. They also opened a comment section which, like comments sections on any news site, is a mix of the thoughtful and bizarre. One common...