This month 60 new breaking news stories were posted on the GPC website including...
In Current Plant Biology: Microbes help plants survive in severe drought
University of Washington (USA) research finds that plants can better tolerate drought and other stressors with the help of natural microbes.
In New Phytologist: Plant diversity alleviates the effects of flooding on crops
New research shows that, in grasslands, growing mixtures of plants with higher diversity can help to alleviate the negative impacts of flooding.
In Nature Plants: Future drought will offset benefits of higher CO2 on soybean yields
A study of soybeans grown in atmospheric conditions expected by 2050 has yielded a new and worrisome finding: higher CO2 will boost plant growth under ideal growing conditions, but drought - expected to worsen as the climate warms and rainfall patterns change - will outweigh those benefits.
From Journal of Experimental Botany:
A recent Special Issue of Journal of Experimental Botany comes in response to the particularly fast-moving pace of discovery in peptide signalling.
New work by Patrizia Trifiló et al. shows that water transport beyond the xylem is important in explaining the decline of whole-leaf hydraulic conductance with dehydration.
From Elsevier: Free Current Opinion in Plant Biology articles from a special issue on Agriculture & Climate Change Conference 2015
Elsevier has made a series of 9 articles free to access following the 2015 Agriculture & Climate Change Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.