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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.

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Enabling functional studies of individual cells in plant tissues
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

Multicellular organisms are composed of many cell types that perform discrete functions acquired via controlled patterns of gene expression and are dictated in part by cell type-specific promoter activity. In order to understand the contribution of these specialized cell types in the development of a whole organism it is necessary to isolate or analyse different cell types separately.