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Photosynthesis - Energy in a Cell

http://www.interactive-biology.com - Photosynthesis is the process that plants use to convert energy from the Sun into food. In this lecture, I talk about th...

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Anatomy of the Plant Cell vs a Human Cell | Interactive Biology, by Leslie Samuel

Anatomy of the Plant Cell vs a Human Cell | Interactive Biology, by Leslie Samuel | Plants | Scoop.it
This week, I would like to take a break from human anatomy and move on to something different: plant cell anatomy. I know botany is not everyone’s cup of tea; I am included in that category.

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What do you find most interesting about the plant cell?

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Trees of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures

Trees of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures | Plants | Scoop.it
Almost 400 billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest, according to recent estimates.

 

A nice collection of photographs of some of the "hyperdominant" species in the Amazon rainforest, referring to this recent article in Science.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/1243092.abstract


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When are sports fans interested in plant pathology? When their stadium is infested with plant-parasitic nematodes....

When are sports fans interested in plant pathology? When their stadium is infested with plant-parasitic nematodes.... | Plants | Scoop.it

From the Telegraph, on Scotland rugby stadium (Murrayfield)'s problems,

 

"The Springboks and Wallabies are heading to Murrayfield later this month, but the Edinburgh ground is already playing host to another ­species of wildlife – and one that is proving to be just as tough an ­adversary as the South Africans and ­Australians are likely to be when they turn up there.

Granted, nematode worms are on the microscopic side of tiny, so they don’t quite square up size-wise with southern hemisphere forwards, but the arrival of hordes of the minuscule subsoil parasites has given the ­Murrayfield management an almighty headache."


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We're watching the Scotland - Japan match now and hoping that the torn up turf leads to more funding for plant pathology...

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HowStuffWorks "How Artificial Photosynthesis Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Artificial Photosynthesis Works" | Plants | Scoop.it
Artificial photosynthesis allows us to replicate one of nature's miracles. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about artificial photosynthesis.

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Botany, 100 years ago

Botany, 100 years ago | Plants | Scoop.it

Here's a beautiful photo from the archives of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens from 1914. It's interesting how similar the same setting looks today; the skill needed to care for and nurture rare and exotic plants hasn't changed much in 100 years!

The original photo is from an unknown photographer, and the print has been reimaged by Tom Donald for display in the botanic gardens http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearwood/10494406943/

 


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TrendsInPlantSci: Field high-throughput phenotyping: the new crop breeding frontier

TrendsInPlantSci: Field high-throughput phenotyping: the new crop breeding frontier | Plants | Scoop.it

Not your grandaddy's phenotyping - modern breeders use automated, high tech approaches, as described in this fascinating review.


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