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A preview of UK PlantSci 2015

Year after year, delegates at the UK PlantSci conference remark on the sheer breadth and diversity of topics covered. It looks as though 2015 will be no exception, with seven jam-packed sessions taking place over two days in April at Harper … Continue reading

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Shedding light on photosynthesis research

By Angela White Photosynthesis is a major target area for crop improvement. In July 2014, I caught up with three plant scientists researching photosynthesis to discover their latest findings, which were presented at the Society for Experimental Biology’s annual main … Continue reading

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UK plant sciences answer real world challenges

By Charis Cook During the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) AGM this month, vice-chair Sarah Perfect (Syngenta) chaired five short presentations on ‘good news’ stories from the UK plant science community. Penny Maplestone, representing the British Society of Plant Breeders, … Continue reading

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Looking through a green marble

By Alan G. Jones The Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist, Paul J. Crutzen is considered to have coined the term ‘Anthropocene’, using it in reference to the indelible mark that human activity has now left on our planet’s natural systems and … Continue reading

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