By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Plant science is a lot more important than you realise. It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?
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By Freya Varden, John Innes Centre, Norwich
Whether you are a vegan or dedicated carnivore, a gourmet chef or a take-out devotee, plants are directly or indirectly the core of your diet. And in many parts of the world, we take it for granted that the supermarket will be stocked with fresh vegetables, or that the cafe round the corner will have coffee beans available for your flat white.
Continue reading Molecular battles in the fight for your food