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Spotlight on Steve Portugal
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

As the main organiser of the SEB “Cracking the Egg” Satellite meeting in Brighton this year, Steve is looking forward to welcoming egg researchers from around the world: “Eggs have a lot to offer many fields of biology, and understanding them has applications to areas as diverse as food security, evolution, biomimicry, conservation and many more” he says.

Silverback- THUMB
Ageing - The long and the short of it
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

What are the factors that limit how long we can live for? It’s clear that our bodies wear out over time – but can we reduce this accumulated damage? Certain plants and animals suggest we can, so perhaps we should learn from their strategies.

Con-phys
Success stories and emerging themes in conservation physiology
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

This year, the field of conservation physiology is celebrating its tenth anniversary since being formally named in 2006. This milestone provides an excellent opportunity to assess whether the discipline has been accomplishing its arguably most difficult goal: solving conservation problems.

JXB
Succinct articles now highlight excellent research in JXB every month
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

Peppery notes are part of the character of a good Syrah (or Shiraz) wine and favourite herbs like rosemary and thyme. They come from rotundone, and research reported by Drew et al. and Takase et al. in JXB has now identified the enzymes responsible for the synthesis of the precursor of this compound, alpha-guaiene, and for its conversion to the finished, and rather elusive, product.