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A journey of understanding the distinct molecular mechanisms underlying plant photoperiodism

Posted by , on 29 February 2024

In a new study, Joshua Gendron and colleagues find that plants can measure two different photoperiods to independently control seasonal flowering and growth, and the vegetative growth is partially dependent on ...

"Unconventional" posts from #DevMeeting23: Plants

Posted by , on 20 September 2023

From Procko, Radin et al., 2022. “Dynamic calcium signals mediate the feeding response of the carnivorous sundew plant.” PNAS. More plant representatives For this postcard, I’ve selected Ivan’s talk about ...

SciArt profile: Kimberley Snowden

Posted by , on 6 July 2023

In this SciArt profile, we spoke with Kimberley Snowden, who has a background in plant molecular and developmental biology and makes science-inspired polymer clay artwork.

Behind the paper story: TWISTED, the birth of a new gene

Posted by , on 25 April 2023

Nayelli Marsch-Martínez tells the story behind the paper on finding a gene that appears to have been generated de novo, in a specific branch of the plant kingdom.

Development presents... December webinar on plant development

Posted by , on 30 November 2020

Videos of the talks and Q&As can now be found here!     We’re happy to confirm the next in our Development presents… webinar series will be chaired by our ...

Building plant weapons

Posted by , on 27 July 2020

By Fei Zhang and Vivian F. Irish Flowering plants, from giant sequoias to miniscule duckweed, all depend on the action of small populations of cells, called meristems, to grow.  Meristems ...

Bent into shape: The rules of tree form

Posted by , on 17 February 2020

From Knowable Magazine’s Special Report: Building Bodies. For an introduction to the series see Eva Emerson and Rosie Mestel’s Node post. How do trees find their sense of direction as ...

BSDB Gurdon/The Company of Biologists 2019 Summer Studentship Report - Luca Argirò

Posted by , on 17 January 2020

Established by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage ...

It’s the Father! Paternally expressed BABY BOOM1 initiates embryogenesis in rice

Posted by , on 29 January 2019

The story behind our recent Nature paper ‘A male-expressed rice embryogenic trigger redirected for asexual propagation through seeds‘ For sexually reproducing organisms, the diploid life cycle starts with the fusion ...

The people behind the papers – Vinh Ngoc Pham and Enamul Huq

Posted by , on 16 January 2019

This interview, the 53rd in our series, was published in Development last year The ability to sense and respond to light is fundamental to plant development. As seedlings move from the soil ...

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