New Phytologist

Cover image for Vol. 202 Issue 3

Edited By: Alistair M. Hetherington

Impact Factor: 6.736

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 6/197 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1469-8137

Press Release Archive


Plants use different scents to attract or repel insects
Read the press release from 31st March
Read the article THerbivory and floral signaling: phenotypic plasticity and tradeoffs between reproduction and indirect defenses

First evidence of plants evolving weaponry to compete in the struggle for selection
Read the press release from 20th March
Read the article The buck in the milkweed: evidence of male–male interference among pollinaria on pollinators

Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed
Read the press release from 11th February
Read the article Economic and physical determinants of the global distributions of crop pests and pathogens

No place like elsewhere for the lodgepole pine
Read the press release from 5th February
Read the article Interactions with soil biota shift from negative to positive when a tree species is moved outside its native range

Ants protect acacia plants against pathogens
Read the press release from 15th January
Read the article Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf pathogens

Walden Pond trees leafing out far earlier than in Thoreau's time
Read the press release from 13th January
Read the article Drivers of leaf-out phenology and their implications for species invasions: insights from Thoreau's Concord

Temperature Found to be Most Significant Driver of the World's Tallest Trees
Read the press release from 7th January
Read the article: The world's tallest trees grow in thermally similar climates

Plants move water ‘the wrong way’ in tropical cloud forest
Read the press release from 31st May
Read the article: Foliar uptake of fog water and transport belowground alleviates drought effects in the cloud forest tree species, Drimys brasiliensis (Winteraceae)

Reliably higher levels of healthy compound in Beneforté broccoli
Read the press release from 10th April
Read the article: Genetic regulation of glucoraphanin accumulation in Beneforté® broccoli

Perks of parasitic plants revealed
Read the press release from 18th March
Read the article: Parasitic plant litter input: a novel indirect mechanism influencing plant community structure

A tale of two fungi
Read the press release from 5th March
Read the article: Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants

Hard seeds as an anti-predator trait
Read the press release from 8th March
Read the article: Physical dormancy in seeds: a game of hide and seek?

Flowers pick birds over insects
Read the press release from 27th February
Read the article: Shades of red: bird-pollinated flowers target the specific colour discrimination abilities of avian vision

Tropical trees are largest emitter of methane in their ecosystem
Read the press release from 18th December
Read the article: Trees are major conduits for methane egress from tropical forested wetlands

Do Australia's giant fire-dependent trees belong in the rainforest?
Read the press release from 31 October 2012
Read the article: Giant eucalypts – globally unique fire-adapted rain-forest trees?

Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian
Read the press release from 8 June 2012
Read the article: Reliance on prey-derived nitrogen by the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia decreases with increasing nitrogen deposition

Plants of Today (and Even More So of Tomorrow): Free at Last!
Read the press release from 6 June 2012
Read the article: Learning from the past: how low [CO2] studies inform plant and ecosystem response to future climate change

Re-engineering life: New Phytologist Workshop on Synthetic Biology
Read the press release from 6 June 2012

Flower study aids crop development
Read the press release from 2 March 2012
Read the article: An augmented Arabidopsis phenology model reveals seasonal temperature control of flowering time

High genetic diversity in an ancient Hawaiian clone
Read the press release featured by National Geographic from 30 December 2011
Read the article: High genetic diversity in a remote island population system: sans sex

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use
Read the press release from 6 October 2011
Read the article: Accelerating the domestication of trees using genomic selection: accuracy of prediction models across ages and environments

Why we need plant scientists
Read the press release from 8 September 2011
Read the article: One hundred important questions facing plant science research

Fuelled by trees: international New Phytologist Symposium on 2nd generation biofuels
Read the press release from 17 May 2011

Scientists Reveal the Sex Wars of the Truffle Grounds
Read the press release from 25 October 2010
Read the article: Tuber melanosporum: mating type distribution in a natural plantation and dynamics of strains of different mating types on the roots of nursery-inoculated host plants

Bumblebees Favour Striped and Red Flowers
Read the press release from 12 October 2010
Read the article: The molecular basis for venation patterning of pigmentation and its effect on pollinator attraction in flowers of Antirrhinum

Fossils of earliest land plants discovered in Argentina
See BBC coverage
Read the article: Early Middle Ordovician evidence for land plants in Argentina (eastern Gondwana)

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