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These are computer-generated readings of posts on Botany One. The aim is to help improve accessibility by being able to embed audio versions of a report into a blog post. But you can subscribe to this as a podcast too.

The audio versions may be slightly altered as some things in print don't make sense in audio, like references to figures.

    Climate change may favour the expansion of the invasive species Carpobrotus edulis

    Climate change may favour the expansion of the invasive species Carpobrotus edulis

    Rising temperatures and decreasing levels of precipitation can magnify the invasive potential of this South African plant that has already taken over temperate coasts around the world.

    You can read the post at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/ready-and-prepared-climate-change-may-favour-the-expansion-of-the-invasive-species-carpobrotus-edulis/

    You can read the original research at https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1745 or https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajb2.1745

    • 5 min
    Next generation sequencing of Zanthoxylum leads rethink of previous generations of Zanthoxylum

    Next generation sequencing of Zanthoxylum leads rethink of previous generations of Zanthoxylum

    Next-generation sequencing using target enrichment reveals that current sectional classifications of Zanthoxylum need revision.

    You can read this online at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/next-generation-sequencing-of-zanthoxylum-leads-to-rethink-of-previous-generations-of-zanthoxylum/

    You can read the original research at https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab092

    • 3 min
    Allele mining could help improve forage grasses

    Allele mining could help improve forage grasses

    Botanists demonstrate a novel, effective approach to allele discovery in diverse accessions using a draft reference genome from a single species.

    You can read this online at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/allele-mining-could-help-improve-forage-grasses/

    You can read the original research at https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab101

    • 3 min
    Seminal roots help maize grab nutrients

    Seminal roots help maize grab nutrients

    When humans selected for bigger seeds in maize, they may have also unintentionally improved its root system.

    You can read this at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/seminal-roots-help-maize-grab-nutrients/

    The original research is at https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab074

    • 5 min
    Flora Incognita shows high identification accuracy in Northern Europe

    Flora Incognita shows high identification accuracy in Northern Europe

    Plant identification apps are now widely available for smartphones but can we trust them for research and nature conservation purposes?

    You can read this at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/flora-incognita-shows-high-identification-accuracy-in-northern-europe/

    The original research is at https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plab050

    • 4 min
    Improving gene regulatory network models with RNA levels in absolute units

    Improving gene regulatory network models with RNA levels in absolute units

    Recalibrating models using absolute – instead of relative - mass units makes it possible to test modelled transcription rates against biochemical data.

    You can read this post online at https://www.botany.one/2021/10/improving-gene-regulatory-network-models-with-rna-levels-in-absolute-units/

    You can read the original research at https://doi.org/10.1093/insilicoplants/diab022

    • 3 min

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