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A sneak preview of UK PlantSci 2013

By Mimi Tanimoto While we tie up the final plans for this year’s UK PlantSci meeting, I thought I would share a sneak preview of what’s in store for the second annual  conference of the UK Plant Sciences Federation, taking … Continue reading

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What to trees and pancakes have in common?

By Mimi Tanimoto This year “Ash Wednesday” took on a whole new meaning for me. Instead of experiencing the feelings of regret over the number of pancakes I’d eaten the night before, or deliberating over what I should give up … Continue reading

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Your plant science questions answered

By Rebecca Nesbit So many issues in plant science (and indeed in science in general) don’t have the simple answers we expect. Organic farming can cause environmental damage, GM crops have potential to increase food security, and some biofuels can … Continue reading

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Concern over ash dieback

By Rebecca Nesbit Ash dieback disease, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (also known as Chalara fraxinea), first emerged in Poland in 1992. It has since devastated ash populations in northern and Eastern Europe, and in Denmark 90% of ash … Continue reading

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