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Secret Lives of Objects: Blind botanists, Iraqi mulberries and the Cowthorpe Oak

Secret Lives of Objects: Blind botanists, Iraqi mulberries and the Cowthorpe Oak | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Blind botanists, Iraqi mulberries and the Cowthorpe Oak...

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Spigelia genuflexa - Botany Photo of the Day

Spigelia genuflexa - Botany Photo of the Day | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Newly discovered plant that bows -- yes, bends down -- to plant seed.  And, one of the best botany names ever.

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Are genes our destiny? Scientists discover 'hidden' code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code

Are genes our destiny? Scientists discover 'hidden' code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A 'hidden' code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to new findings.
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National Laboratories and Universities Team up to Build a Community Systems Biology Knowledgebase | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

Computational approach seeks to mine growing mountain of data for new insights into biological solutions for energy and environment. "Giga-science" is very important in taxonomy and global change botany.

 

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The Low Line

The Low Line | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

A plan for a new park banks on subterranean photosynthesis. James Ramsey, one of the principle designers, hails from College Park, MD.

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Heritage Seed Library

Heritage Seed Library | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

"Through our Heritage Seed Library we work to safeguard rare vegetable varieties, that were once the mainstay of British gardens."


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Seeds: Arboretum plans for birthday bash - sacbee.com

Seeds: Arboretum plans for birthday bash - sacbee.com | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
UC Davis' beloved arboretum marks its 75th anniversary next Saturday, the start of what will be a near-yearlong party.
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Garage find is botanical treasure

Garage find is botanical treasure | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A man clearing out his garage in Somerset has discovered an important piece of ecological history.
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'No substitute' for virgin forest

'No substitute' for virgin forest | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The crucial role that untouched primary forests play in conserving nature is confirmed in a study that spans the tropics.
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Cracking medicinal plants' genetic codes - NOW - Concordia University

Cracking medicinal plants' genetic codes - NOW - Concordia University | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Scientists open gene database to public.
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BioMed Central Blog : Bringing botany into the digital age?

BioMed Central Blog : Bringing botany into the digital age? | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Blog: Bringing #botany into the #digital age?
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What A Citizen Scientist Phenologist Does | Plant Talk

What A Citizen Scientist Phenologist Does | Plant Talk | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

From the New York Botanic Garden PLANT TALK blog, this fabulous piece about citizen science and plants.

 

"What A Citizen Scientist Phenologist Does...

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Hunt exhibit showcases history of botanical literature, art - CMU The Tartan Online

Hunt exhibit showcases history of botanical literature, art - CMU The Tartan Online | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Hunt exhibit showcases history of botanical literature; see this at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

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An Unlichenly Pair | The Scientist

An Unlichenly Pair | The Scientist | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
An Unlichenly Pair | (RT @everhartmuseum: New discoveries made all the time of #plants #lichens #fungi (all within field of botany) http://t.co/JI6QzCh via @TheScientistLLC...)...
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Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress

Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

The Nomenclature Section held with the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011 saw sweeping changes to the way scientists name new plants, algae, and fungi. The changes begin on the cover: the title was broadened to make explicit that the Code applies not only to plants, but also to algae and fungi. The new title will now be the International code for nomenclature of algae, fungi, and plants. For the first time in history the Code will allow for the electronic publication of names of new taxa. In an effort to make the publication of new names more accurate and efficient, the requirement for a Latin validating diagnosis or description was changed to allow either English or Latin for these essential components of the publication of a new name. Both of these latter changes will take effect on 1 January 2012. The nomenclatural rules for fungi will see several important changes, the most important of which is probably the adoption of the principle of “one fungus, one name.” Paleobotanists will also see changes with the elimination of the concept of “morphotaxa” from the Code.


Via Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research, Luigi Guarino
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Plants and fungi share fair-trade underground market - environment - 11 August 2011 - New Scientist

Plants and fungi share fair-trade underground market - environment - 11 August 2011 - New Scientist | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Beneath your feet, plants and fungi are exchanging nutrients in a marketplace where generosity is rewarded and cheaters are punished...
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AoB Blog » A new Creative Commons search for botany photos on Flickr

AoB Blog » A new Creative Commons search for botany photos on Flickr | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Weblog of the Annals of Botany...
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MBG Rare Books: Browse Titles

MBG Rare Books: Browse Titles | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The Missouri Botanical Garden Library presents its Rare Book Digitization Project.

 

This is a spectacular collection, with beautiful botanical illustrations.


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Free Plant Genomes: From Chamomile to Cannabis : Discovery News

Free Plant Genomes: From Chamomile to Cannabis : Discovery News | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The genetic sequence of some of the most medically beneficial and infamously criminal plants are now free online.
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BSA Online Image Collection

BSA Online Image Collection | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S ONLINE IMAGE COLLECTION


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Man grows world's heaviest potato

Man grows world's heaviest potato | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A potato grown by a Nottinghamshire gardener is confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's heaviest.
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Norman R. Farnsworth, Renowned Medicinal Plant Researcher, Dies at 81

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Transforming Shipping Containers Into Local Farms – PodPonics Brings Produce to the City | Singularity Hub - Horticulture, Landscape & Fresh Produce Ireland Network :: Business Directory, News, Eve...

Transforming Shipping Containers Into Local Farms – PodPonics Brings Produce to the City | Singularity Hub - Horticulture, Landscape & Fresh Produce Ireland Network :: Business Directory, News, Eve... | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Transforming Shipping Containers Into Local Farms – PodPonics Brings Produce to the City | Singularity Hub http://t.co/8PNhPJmt...
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US plant scientists seek united front : Nature News

US plant scientists seek united front : Nature News | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop (Nature takes a look at what's on tap for next week's plant science research summit (organized by ASPB): http://ow.ly/6tvud...)...
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