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SEB Animal Symposium review
31 August 2016

Read a review of the 2016 SEB Animal Symposium.

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Drought tolerance in maize through altered root system architecture
29 August 2016

Under drought conditions, the hypothetical steep, cheap and deep ideotype of maize would be expected to do best, and in a stand-out paper in Journal of Experimental Botany, Yingzhi Gao and Jonathan Lynch describe critical experiments to demonstrate that this holds true. Frank Hochholdinger puts these findings into context for the non-specialist in his Insight article in the same issue, and reflects on ways in which research on roots can catch up with other areas.

UK Science Policy news
08 August 2016

The Royal Society of Biology's weekly round up of science policy news is here!

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C4 photosynthesis at 50 – from intrigue to Hall of Fame
26 July 2016

C4 photosynthesis allows improved photosynthesis in warm climates, and it’s now 50 years since Hatch and Slack first described the biochemistry. Two prestigious Darwin reviews in Journal of Experimental Botany, from Robert Furbank (Walking the C4 pathway) and Rowan Sage (A portrait of the C4 photosynthetic family), look at all things C4 in this anniversary year.