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🌱TWiB October 25, 2021

The Week in Botany
It’s a lot easier to work on these emails on a Sunday evening when the evenings are light. Next week in the UK the clocks move back, so the evening shall come even sooner. But if you live in the better hemisphere, then you have the comfort of spring being well underway.
While the harvest is coming to an end in the UK, Plants People Planet is sowing the seeds of a special issue on fruit. They’re looking for papers on many topics from microbiomes to fruit production to conservation. I think it could be a fascinating issue, as PPP is good at crossing the biology of plants with the social element of how we interact with them.
On my to-do list this week is learn Spanish, and catch up with some of the videos Plantlife has been putting out on YouTube. For example, it looks like they have an interesting introduction to Palaeoecology. And there’s also compile another email to send out this time next week. If it turns out that I can learn all Spanish in a week, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Until then, take care.
Alun (

In Botany One
New maize reference genome may help grow genetically modified lines of corn more easily
3D model of rhizodeposition
Flowers grow less yellow without sulphur, and that could affect the pollinators that need to see them
Are species hiding in the Arctic?
Building a better grapevine model
News & Views
Meet our #PlantSciStory2021 storytellers: Benedetta Gori - The Global Plant Council
Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry
Tree-Killing Pests Across the United States Are Increasing the Threats of Climate Change
Wide gap between Canadians’ beliefs about biotech crop safety and the science
Loved to death: Australian sandalwood is facing extinction in the wild
Scientific Papers
Physical disturbance by recovering sea otter populations increases eelgrass genetic diversity
Grapevines under drought do not express esca leaf symptoms
An invasive species erodes the performance of coastal wetland protected areas
Postdoc of Fungal host-pathogen genomics
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