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Image: Tennessee Valley Authority, 1942/ Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Potential new fertiliser

This month’s winner in the ‘so simple it’s positively brilliant (but why did nobody think of it before?)’ category is Damar López-Arredondo and Luis Herrera-Estrella’s paper entitled, ‘Engineering phosphorous [sic.]...

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Nicotine: an ancient addiction?

It must be terribly depressing if you don’t have plants in your life to give you purpose and a reason to get up in the morning, put digit to keyboard, or whatever. Still, for those who are intellectually botanically...

PHAN and compound leaf morphology

PHAN and compound leaf morphology

For both simple and compound leaves, a MYB domain transcription factor PHANTASTICA (PHAN) plays an important role in establishing the adaxial domain in the leaf. Zoulias et al. generate and analyse transgenic tomato...