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Plant Taxonomy

Plant Taxonomy is the science that finds, describes, classifies and names plants.

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Crucial Barley Gene Identified
Adelaide scientists have identified the major gene responsible for boron toxicity tolerance in barley, allowing breeders to select with 100% accuracy barley varieties that are tolerant to boron.

Date: 20 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

Pinot Noir Grape Sequenced
Viticulture, the growing of grapes (Vitis vinifera) chiefly to make wine, is an ancient form of agriculture, evidence of which has been found from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: 5.00

UC Riverside researchers release new variety of asparagus
DePaoli asparagus offers a higher yield of spears than other varieties of the vegetable

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: 1.00

Tree of life for flowering plants reveals relationships among major groups
The evolutionary Tree of Life for flowering plants has been revealed using the largest collection of genomic data of these plants to date, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida.

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: 2.00

UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into 5 groups
University of Florida and University of Texas at Austin scientists have shed light on what Charles Darwin called the "abominable mystery" of early plant evolution.

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: 4.33

Herbarium database provides global access for researchers
Already renowned as a leading centre for plant science research, the University of Reading's Herbarium is now a world resource for botanists after the launch of a new internet website featuring an ever-expanding database of specimens.

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: 3.00

UBC researchers reveal dwarf aquatic plants' hidden ancestry
A team of UBC researchers has re-classified an ancient line of aquatic plants previously thought to be related to grasses and rushes.

Date: 19 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

South Pacific plant may be missing link in evolution of flowering plants
A study involving a "living fossil plant" that has survived on Earth for 130 million years suggests its novel reproductive structure may be a "missing link" between flowering plants and their ancestors.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: 6.40

Plants Once Thought Extinct Reappear Out of the Blue
In 2005 deforestation and desertification wiped out tens of millions of acres of forests and grasslands. But the year wasn't entirely bad for plants, with several species not seen for decades—or far longer—reappearing on the scene.

Date: 29 Jun 2006, Rating: 10.00

Unusual Plants
Plants are amazing organisms. They are able to create their own food through photosynthesis, and provide food for millions of other organisms. Plants may seem dull to some, but here are a few that I think are interesting and unusual.

Date: 29 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.63, 2 pages

Factoids about kelp

Date: 27 Jun 2006, Rating: 3.03