Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

Category Archives: Plant Biology

Harvard Research Forest–Fertile soil for scientists and artists

[slideshow_deploy id=’673′]   The Harvard Research Forest might not seem like the most obvious or attractive location for creating nature photography. The trees are wrapped in cables, shrubs enclosed in plastic, and unsightly pipes run from here to there. The forest, … Continue reading

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No foiling these plants: growing aluminum-resistant maize

The cerrado, a sprawling savannah that stretches across central and southern Brazil, was dismissed as worthless land for most of human history. As is also the case in other tropical areas, the acidic soils contain a form of aluminum that’s … Continue reading

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Rooting around for neighbors

When it comes to how some people like to live, the phrase “good fences make good neighbors” rings true. But for plants, an above-ground fence isn’t much help in solving territory disputes between neighbors—after all, their roots can still become … Continue reading

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