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10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.0 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers untangle the names of spiny wild aubergines.1 like
Since the advent of intensive agriculture mankind has relied on fewer and fewer plant species for food. Using examples from around the world, this talk examines some key solutions being developed for long term food security.
14 Mar 2013
Not many people have heard of edible aroids yet they are among the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Tropical Nursery horticulturalist Louisa Hall introduces some of these exotic species.
05 Mar 2013
A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.18 likes
14 Feb 2013
Compounds discovered in a species of rose native to the UK may help to unravel the complex taxonomy of Rosa.2 likes
11 Dec 2012
New research investigates structural colour in fruits and flowers.3 likes
07 Nov 2012
A new portal for eMonocot provides a gateway through which to search and access this online biodiversity resource for monocot plants.7 likes
01 Nov 2012
A mobile application is being developed to identify species of Indigofera in the field in Southern Africa.0 likes
25 Jul 2012
The number of species in the coffee genus has increased from 104 to 124 as a result of a new systematic study.7 likes