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A sweet pea plant with a unique purple flower that was believed to have gone extinct more than 200 years ago has been found growing in South Africa. Named Psoralea cataracta, it has delicate petals and threadlike stalks. It had not...

source: The London Economic

New Mexico State University will add a plant health management option to its agricultural biology major starting next fall. Students at NMSU can start to pick the major option during the Fall 2020 semester, in which they'll learn the impacts of diseases, insects and weeds...

source: From Las Cruces Sun-News

Our planet is teeming with an astounding diversity of plants. In a mere single group of closely related species, tremendous diversity can be observed in their form and function — the colour of petals in flowering plants, the shape of the fronds in ferns, and the branching...

source: From Current Biology

Social media now complements many parts of our lives. Its strengths — rapid dissemination and amplification of content and the ability to lead informal conversations — make it a powerful tool to use in a professional context.

source: From Plant Methods

It has been a year of color and sex for the lowland rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia. This is a "mast year," when dozens of tree species produce bumper crops of flowers, fruits, and seeds simultaneously. Masting likely...

source: From Science

Rich and poor countries are at loggerheads over how to share benefits from genetic plant data that could help breed crops better able to withstand climate change. The debate over "digital sequence information" (DSI) has erupted as...

source: From Reuters

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