plant biology

3D image of plant cells. The ones identified by the algorithm are brightly coloured.

Intelligent software tackles plant cell jigsaw

Starting with computer code and moving on to a more user-friendly graphical interface called PlantSeg, the Kreshuk Group at EMBL and collaborators…

By Ivy Kupec


Picture of a fern gametophyte

Fun with fern photography

EMBL alumna Jennifer Deegan built a prize-winning system for photographing…

By Fabian Oswald


Charles Darwin portrait gravure - Darwin’s studies of orchids firmly established the idea that many types of flowers are pollinated by insects. PHOTO: iStock

On the orchids of Darwin

How Darwin’s work revealed the intimate relationship between orchids and…

By Guest author(s)


Review: Lab Girl

Hope Jahren’s autobiography educates and…

By Rosemary Wilson

Lab Matters

Spiral growth

What happens when plant's leaf-placing feedback loop isn't quite…

By Sonia Furtado Neves



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