“It’s easy to see how The Age of Seeds could be an award-winning book.”
There’s more to seed survival than just seed mass.
Adult plants provide sustenance, sequester carbon and help keep healthy soils. But what is the role of seeds?
How do lentil, faba bean, field pea and grass pea vary in their tolerance to waterlogging, hypoxia and anoxia?
The diversity of maize in the community of Yaxcabá, Yucatán, is shared among farmers. They select seeds that are most resistant to unfavourable climatic conditions and, by exchanging or selling them, they safeguard the diversity and resilience of maize.
Binational conservation efforts offer hope for the protection of plant species living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Within plants live endophytic fungi. Some cause disease in insects, while others seem to have no effect. Yet a new meta-analysis shows even these ‘neutral’ fungi could act as bodyguards for plants.
This article explores the future potential for DOI numbers to be used in identifying plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
Early learners’ reasoning about seed structure and function.
The Chinese raisin tree is adapted to achieve mammal endozoochory, with viable seeds found in the faeces of bears and martens.
New research identifies low-cost and time-saving markers of seed deterioration.