Career-building opportunities for plant scientists – apply now!

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Publications are important, but these days it takes more…

Report: Undergraduate research experiences for STEM students: Successes, challenges, and opportunities

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A new report (free to download) from the National Academies,…

Broadcasting Plant Science Live to the World

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This week’s post was written by Dr Ian Street (@IHStreet),…

Highly cited classic papers from 2006

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While this series highlights the latest research, a well-read…

Review: How does a plant orchestrate defense in time and space? Using glucosinolates in Arabidopsis as case study

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Plants, like human societies, must live with the inherent conflict…

The SingAboutScience.org database: An educational resource for instructors and students

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Setting something to music is a well-known method for supporting…

Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn To Talk To The Rest Of Us

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An NPR interview with Alan Alda about his efforts to help scientists…

Review: Auxin perception and downstream events ($)

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The mechanism by which auxin alters patters of transcription…

The Global Plant Council visits the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

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This post is republished with the kind permission of the Australian…

Review: Communication in the phytobiome ($)

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An old ad stated, “Without chemicals, life itself would be…

Plant Scientists in the Wild (#FoPD)

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Guest post by Emily Larson  @erlarson_phd and Maria Papanatsiou…

Ten simple rules to make the most out of your undergraduate research career

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Undergraduate research is a transformative experience for many…

Review: Synthetic biology approaches for the production of plant metabolites in unicellular organisms ($)

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The excellent review by Moses et al. starts by defining the oft-confused…

Scientific integrity resource guide

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Abstract Scientific integrity is at the forefront of the scientific…

How to break down cultural and language barriers in the lab (C&EN)

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Volume 95 Issue 20 | p. 30 Issue Date: May 15, 2017 | Web Date:…

Ten simple rules to make the most out of your undergraduate research career (PLOS)

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PLOS Computational Biology has a series of "Ten Simple Rules"…

How do research faculty in the biosciences evaluate paper authorship criteria?

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Kassis asked biology, biomedical engineering and bioengineering…

Nature Outlook Supplement: Food Security (OA)

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Nature has published an Outlook feature on the topic of Food…

Review: Can modern agriculture be sustainable? Perennial polyculture holds promise

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Most of our major food crops are annuals, started from seed each…

Review: How multifaceted salicylic acid combats disease in plants and humans

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The journal BMC Biology publishes occasional Question and Answer…

Correspondence: Discussion about the US National Academies GE crop report ($)

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A series of letters has been published in Nature Biotechnology…

How to make a DNA Bracelet

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Cross-posted from Kelsey Wood with permission. Kelsey is a PhD…

Genomic inferences of domestication events are corroborated by written records in Brassica rapa ($)

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There are many subspecies of Brassica rapa [including turnip…

CrowdCurio: an online crowdsourcing platform for climate change studies using herbarium specimens ($)

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Crowdsourcing leverages the inputs, ideas and talents of many…

Mutations in Argonaute5 illuminate epistatic interactions of the K1 and I loci ($)

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Classic studies revealed an interesting genetic relationship…