Botanists aren’t always genetic engineers. This week Nigel Chaffey finds some have branched out into civil engineering.
Why can you find colourful plants, where they’re hardest to see? Iridoplasts, an overlooked plastid, improve photosynthesis and look great while doing it.
The aerial roots of epiphytic plants perched high above the ground on trees photosynthesise, as well as absorbing water from their surroundings.
Photosynthetic activity of green nectaries can explain a significant part, if not all, of the sugar secreted in nectar.