New Phytologist

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Edited By: Alistair M. Hetherington

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 6/200 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1469-8137

Press Release Archive


The slow process of countering the emerald ash borer
Read the press release from 27th August 2015
Read the article: Progress and gaps in understanding mechanisms of ash tree resistance to emerald ash borer, a model for wood-boring insects that kill angiosperms

Close but no cigar: How 16th Century observations paved the way for Darwin’s landmark study
Read the press release from 4th August 2015
Read the article: On the origins of observations of heterostyly in Primula

Study explains why hemp and marijuana are different
Read the press release from 17th July 2015
Read the article: Gene duplication and divergence affecting drug content in Cannabis sativa

Cactus scientists set out their stall to solve future global agricultural challenges
Read the press release from 6th July 2015
Read the article: A roadmap for research on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) to enhance sustainable food and bioenergy production in a hotter, drier world

Predicting tree mortality
Read the press release from 9th June 2015
Read the article: Tree mortality from drought, insects, and their interactions in a changing climate

UGA researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria
Read the press release from 4th June 2015
Read the article: Exploiting SNPs for biallelic CRISPR mutations in the outcrossing woody perennial Populus reveals 4-coumarate:CoA ligase specificity and redundancy

Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine
Read the press release from 4th June 2015
Read the article: Systemic cytosolic Ca2+ elevation is activated upon wounding and herbivory in Arabidopsis

The importance of 'self-DNA' for maintaining diversity among species
Read the press release from 20th April 2015
Read the article: Self-DNA: a blessing in disguise?

Healthy grain fibre helps barley resist pests
Read the press release from 20th March 2015
Read the article: The dynamics of cereal cyst nematode infection differ between susceptible and resistant barley cultivars and lead to changes in (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan levels and HvCslF gene transcript abundance

Genetically manipulating plants can reduce their water needs
Read the press release from 16th March 2015
Read the article: Increasing water-use efficiency directly through genetic manipulation of stomatal density

Scientists transfer pathogen-sensing ‘antenna’ gene to wheat
Read the press release from 12th March 2015
Read the article: Arabidopsis EF-Tu receptor enhances bacterial disease resistance in transgenic wheat

Palm tree Coco de mer performs 'parental care' and modifies its habitat
Read the press release from 11th March 2015
Read the article: The nutrient economy of Lodoicea maldivica, a monodominant palm producing the world's largest seed

A question of light: Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean
Read the press release from 24th February 2015
Read the article: Ocean acidification decreases the light-use efficiency in an Antarctic diatom under dynamic but not constant light

Plants survive better through mass extinctions than animals
Read the press release from 17th February 2015
Read the article: Revisiting the origin and diversification of vascular plants through a comprehensive Bayesian analysis of the fossil record

The secret of the world's largest seed revealed
Read the press release from 6th February 2015
Read the article: The nutrient economy of Lodoicea maldivica, a monodominant palm producing the world's largest seed

Scientists find potential way of controlling 'devastating' disease in wheat
Read the press release from 5th February 2015
Read the article: Functional analysis of a Wheat Homeodomain protein, TaR1, reveals that host chromatin remodelling influences the dynamics of the switch to necrotrophic growth in the phytopathogenic fungus Zymoseptoria tritici

How trap-flowers attract and deceive pollinating food thieves
Read the press release from 15th December 2014
Read the article: The betrayed thief – the extraordinary strategy of Aristolochia rotunda to deceive its pollinators

Turn back the molecular clock, say Argentina's plant fossils
Read the press release from 2nd December 2014
Read the article: Green Web or megabiased clock? Plant fossils from Gondwanan Patagonia speak on evolutionary radiations

Seed dormancy, a property that prevents germination, already existed 360 million years ago
Read the press release from 19th November 2014
Read the article: The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants

Mapping water management traits related to panic grass variants
Read the press release from 27th October 2014
Read the article: The genetics of divergence and reproductive isolation between ecotypes of Panicum hallii

Mosses survive climate catastrophes
Read the press release from 15th September 2014
Read the article Insights from the cold transcriptome of Physcomitrella patens: global specialization pattern of conserved transcriptional regulators and identification of orphan genes involved in cold acclimation

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley
Read the press release from 25th July 2014
Read the article Differential accumulation of callose, arabinoxylan and cellulose in nonpenetrated versus penetrated papillae on leaves of barley infected with Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei

Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Read the press release from 1st July 2014
Read the article Plant litter chemistry and microbial priming regulate the accrual, composition and stability of soil carbon in invaded ecosystems

Surprising spread of spring leaf-out times
Read the press release from 18th June 2014
Read the article Leaf out times of temperate woody plants are related to phylogeny, deciduousness, growth habit and wood anatomy

Going Grey: Chinese Plants Evolve Alpine Camouflage to Avoid Attack
Read the press release from 2nd June 2014
Read the article Grey leaves in an alpine plant: a cryptic colouration to avoid attack?

Symbiosis Or Capitalism? A New View of Forest Fungi
Read the press release from 22nd May 2014
Read the article Forests trapped in nitrogen limitation – an ecological market perspective on ectomycorrhizal symbiosis

Western forests recover quickly from natural wildfires
Read the press release from 20th May 2014
Read the article Biogeochemical impacts of wildfires over four millennia in a Rocky Mountain subalpine watershed

Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species
Read the press release from 18th April 2014
Read the article The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants

Plants use different scents to attract or repel insects
Read the press release from 31st March 2014
Read the article Herbivory 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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2013
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 2013
Read the article: Genetic regulation of glucoraphanin accumulation in Beneforté® broccoli

Perks of parasitic plants revealed
Read the press release from 18th March 2013
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 2013
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 2013
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 2013
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 2012
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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